Tagged with artificial insemination

Giving STDs to goats. For science!

Giving STDs to goats. For science!

Goats could potentially transmit a dangerous parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, in their semen, according to research by Flaviana Wanderley and colleagues in Brazil. Well…who cares? Why should scientists devote research dollars and time to purposely giving goats STDs, just to see if they can? Like with so many other apparently bizarre research projects, the answer is: … Continue reading

Shopping for a daddy

Shopping for a daddy

A story about Danish sperm banks was just published on the BBC News website. Denmark remains one of the few European countries where men can anonymously donate sperm–and women from all over are buying it up. And talk about sexual selection: sperm customers can filter potential daddies by height, weight, eye color, and even their … Continue reading