Chinese scientists prove mice embryos can survive space

Chinese scientists from Chinese Academy of Sciences prove it is possible to get pregnant in space, despite effects of gravity on sperm count, according to fertilisation experiment on mice embryos.

Chinese scientists prove mice embryos can survive space

Chinese scientists have proved mice can exist in space.

A study conducted at Chinese Academy of Sciences has shown it is possible to get pregnant in space, as experiments with mice embryos have discovered that early growth happens despite the lack of gravity and cosmic radiation, which can usually decrease sperm count and make a womb too hostile for an embryo to develop.

The research project began April 6 when a satellite set off for the trial to take place on board the SJ-10, which broadcast the progress of the embryos back to Earth.

The capsule is home to 6,000 mouse embryos and will return to Beijing next week where a further analysis of the results will take place.

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