You’re quite right — that mistake slipped in somewhere in the process of getting it from draft to publication. It’s fixed now.
I have no problem with your tinfoil hat. There have been criticisms of the study since it appeared in 2004, and I’m giving it a bit of the side-eye myself. I really want to see someone follow these putative stem cells all the way through development to eggs. Until that work is done, it’s not ironclad.
Because plants need to have sex to make seeds. Plus, the results are delicious.
They reference a bunch of medical studies on their Kickstarter page.
Fixed, thank you!
That’s somewhere between 10 and 20 years.
That’s an excellent question. It’s probably somewhat arbitrary, since they’re both part of him now. Since the first DNA test swabbed cheek cells, the assumption was that those were his. And since 90% of his sperm cells matched his cheek cells, that’s probably a good assumption. Read more
Scott was careful to point out that the females she uses in the lab are very well fed, so they’re unlikely to use the males for a snack. But in the wild, all bets are off.
I can only work with the numbers that have been published in the scientific literature: that’s what Throb’s all about! But if you want to take some measurements....I can recommend some journals.