A Method to the Madness

An Auckland University research team has shed light on the mystery of human reproduction with a new study involving yeast. Headed by Matthew Goddard, the study compares two strains of live yeast, one with normal asexual cells, the other able to sexually reproduce. The findings show that “sexy” yeast is able to reproduce more efficiently than its sexless counterpart, which explains why humans evolved to create offspring in such a “time consuming and exhausting” manner.

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