parthenogenesis

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  1. lunamoth

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    Parthenogenesis of human eggs is being reported as an alternative way to achieve stem cells without using fertilizes eggs. I will also post here any info I find about spontaneous parthenogenesis in humans.

    from: http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/p1/partheno.asp

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    Here's one that is interesting, but needs verification:

    from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dp5/sex2.htm
     
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    From two years ago:
    from:
    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn3654

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    Hi, Lunamoth--

    Followed you here on the subject. One can only wonder as to why this is not more common knowledge.

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    Well, so far, other than the one description above I have not found any evidence of spontaneous parthenogenesis in humans aside from those in a religious context. With the current research in in vitro human parthenogenesis making no mention of those putative natural human virgin births, and also saying that mammalian eggs induced to be parthenogenic are not viable, I so far conclude those those cases were not verifiable and are probably just hearsay.

    Maybe someone else has more information?

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