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Dom Post: Tuatara babies keep hatchers guessing

Peter Griffin posted in on May 13th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about 8 tuatara eggs, the first found at Wellington Zoo in over 20 years, which are on the verge of hatching. Tuatara are extremely difficult to breed, and the eggs are currently being kept in an incubator to give them the best chance of hatching safely. An excerpt: […]

Swine flu roundup

Peter Griffin posted in on June 29th, 2009.

Swine flu is continuing to spread around the globe.  New Zealand is now reporting 523 cases throughout the country, and the infection is spreading south and east.  Farther afield, the US is reporting estimates of over 1 million infections. There is also worry over the increasing threat of swine flu absenteeism to economies globally as […]

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In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) explained

Peter Griffin posted in on July 24th, 2008.

What is IVF? In vitro fertilisation is a form of assisted reproductive technology which involves the combination of human eggs and sperm outside of a woman’s body. Prepared ova and sperm cells are cultured together in the laboratory overnight. The resulting fertilised eggs are allowed to develop to the 8-cell stage – typically 2-3 days […]

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