A rising star of pop science investigates whether virgin birth might be possible in the In Like a Virgin, biologist and science writer Aarathi Prasad examines. What if you could have children without sex? It might sound like the plot of a dystopian novel, but biologist Aarathi Prasad thinks it’ll soon be. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Think of her as the female equivalent of Brian Cox making science Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex – Kindle edition by Aarathi Prasad. Download it once and read it on your Kindle.

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Like a Virgin: How Science is Redesigning the Rules of Sex: Aarathi Prasad: Oneworld

Your subscription has been updated! Like a Virgin delivers an astonishing exploration of the mysteries of sex and evolution – past, present, and future.

Packed full of research, stories, anecdotes, and crisp humor, you will enjoy this book.

But the book is most extraordinary when it considers the future of reproduction without sex. To the aadathi that the content is ultimately validated and expanded, I have no doubt the impact of the discoveries he describes would lead to active and heated discussions regarding ethics and future research.


Although it’s informative, it’s very hard for the average person to understand. Ira Byock advocates a formula to make the last few years of living suck a little less. Despite being a scientist, Prasad’s writing is quite accessible.

The world is a much weirder place than I imagined after reading this book. The simplicity of language used to explain VERY difficult biological processes specifically, sexual reproduction.

Prasad believes it would be possible to replicate these too. Prasad is quick to remind critics that similar objections were lobbed at in-vitro fertilization IVF.

No conclusive evidence will ever be made, however, because she has been dead for thousands of years. I know of some where women and men live separately but none were women have disappeared. The science is presented in a way that is easy to understand even if you’ve never taken a biology class in your life.

Jan 01, Christie rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 01, Kin Guan rated it really liked it. Maybe Lady Gaga would, some maverick.

I would warn any potential reader who follows through to the end, however, that a strong willingness to accept ambiguity is essential, vidgin it is for any scientific report. I don’t know why my first 4 star review was negative at all. I think the real question is, is the baby going to be healthy?


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She was created by “constructing an egg out of material from one mature egg, and one immature egg,” Prasad writes. Loading comments… Trouble loading? I’m by no aaratui a professional in this field, but it is an interest area for me. And there are situations where it’s not healthy, and babies would be better off outside. The book was interesting to say the least. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

She then takes us to maverick, cutting-edge labs that are today inventing sex-less reproduction, from manufactured eggs to artificial wombs and beyond. Show 25 25 50 All. Pro or con, Prasad welcomes debate on the controversial subject.

Like a Virgin

A very well-researched book that looks at the developments in human reproduction and the direction in which it is proceeding. I mean, maybe they would.

After a PhD in genetics she worked in research, science policy, and communication. Aarathi Prasad is a biologist and science writer.

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