Japanese researchers found mouse sperm exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation for nearly six years produced a large brood of healthy, unremarkable ‘space pups’. Photo: Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi / AFP
Japanese researchers found mouse sperm exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation for nearly six years produced a large brood of healthy, unremarkable ‘space pups’. Photo: Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi / AFP
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Mouse sperm stored on International Space Station produces healthy ‘space pups’, Japanese researchers find

  • The sperm was stored in the International Space Station in freeze-dried form. Once back on Earth and rehydrated, it resulted in the birth of 168 healthy mice
  • ‘All pups had normal appearance,’ said developmental biologist Teruhiko Wakayama of the University of Yamanashi in Japan

Japanese researchers found mouse sperm exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation for nearly six years produced a large brood of healthy, unremarkable ‘space pups’. Photo: Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi / AFP
Japanese researchers found mouse sperm exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation for nearly six years produced a large brood of healthy, unremarkable ‘space pups’. Photo: Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi / AFP
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