Sex Is Driven by the Impetus to Change
Reproduction:Hooking up is nature’s way for a species to overcome a bad genomic match.
Does Having Kids Make Mothers Age Faster?
Reproduction:Evidence is stacking up on both sides of an age-old debate.
When Pseudosex Is Better Than the Real Thing
Evolution:What we can learn about evolution from species who thrive without sexual reproduction.
Sex Is a Coping Mechanism
Reproduction:Did sexual reproduction evolve to keep up with mitochondrial mutation?
How Your Embryo Knew What To Do
Reproduction:The forgotten story of the woman who discovered how animals get their shape.
The Slower, Gentler Version of IVF
Microscope image showing selection of an embryo for IVFScience Photo Library – ZEPHYR via Getty Images For women who have trouble conceiving, being told they’ll need assistance is often accompanied with a sense of dread: what they hoped would be a natural, quick, and inexpensive process (what’s cheaper than natural conception?) can change into a […]
Why Egg Freezing Is an Impossible Choice
Reproduction:I don’t want to surrender to a lottery. But will I regret not playing?
How a Zebra Mussel Convinced Me To Get a Vasectomy
Reproduction:“It’s amazing what we let our teachers teach us.”
Carriers, Part 5: The Aftermath
This is the final installment of a five-part series. First read Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 to get caught up. Correction: The text about tests that can be done 10 weeks into pregnancy was changed to clarify the difference between CVS—an invasive test that is available now and can determine whether […]
Carriers, Part 4: The Results
This is the fourth installment of a five-part series. First read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to get caught up; then go on to Part 5. Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, cartooning teacher, and avid gardener who lives in scenic Maplewood, New Jersey. She is currently working on a teenage memoir entitled How to Draw a […]