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Life's Greatest Miracle (2001), by Julia Cort and NOVA

By: Inbar Maayan | Published: Nov 20, 2010

The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) documentary Life's Greatest Miracle (abbreviated Miracle, available at…

LiteratureHuman DevelopmentReproductionMovies

US Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

By: Alexis Abboud | Published: Feb 02, 2017

In 1996, the US Congress mandated that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) create and regulate the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.…

Endocrine disrupting chemicalsEndocrine toxicologyDevelopmental endocrinologyEndocrine SystemHormones

On the Generation of Animals, by Aristotle

By: Cera R. Lawrence | Published: Oct 02, 2010

Aristotle's On the Generation of Animals is referred to in Latin as De Generatione animalium. As with many of Aristotle's writings, the exact date of…


Where Are My Children? (1916)

By: Grace Kim | Published: May 26, 2017

Where Are My Children? is an anti-abortion silent film released in the United States on 16 April 1916. The film was directed by Lois Weber and…

LiteratureAbortionBirth ControlContraceptionReproductive Rights

Charles Bradlaugh (1833–1891)

By: Caroline Meek | Published: Oct 11, 2017

Charles Bradlaugh was as a political and social activist in the seventeenth century in England. He held leadership positions in various organizations…

Knowlton, Charles, 1800-1850Bradlaugh, Charles, 1833-1891Besant, Annie, 1847-1933Birth ControlObscenity (Law)--Great Britain

Ericsson Method of Sperm Separation

By: Alysse Blight | Published: Sep 20, 2019

In 1973, Ronald Ericsson developed the Ericsson method, which is a technique used to separate human male sperm cells by their genetic material.…

TechnologySex ChromosomesGonosomesSpermSpermatozoa

Human Betterment Foundation (1928-1942)

By: Jill Briggs | Published: Jul 10, 2013

In 1928 Ezra Seymour Gosney founded the non-profit Human Betterment Foundation (HBF) in Pasadena, California to support the research and publication…

OrganizationCaliforniaInvoluntary SterilizationSterilization (Birth control)Human reproduction

The Report of the
Committee of Inquiry into Human Fertilisation and Embryology (1984), by
Mary Warnock and the Committee of Inquiry into Human Fertilisation and

By: ,Jonathon J. LaTourelle | Published: Oct 02, 2014

The Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Human Fertilisation and Embryology, commonly called the Warnock Report after the chair of the committee…

LiteratureFertilityFertilization in vitro, HumanReproductive technologyEmbryo transplantation

John Charles Rock (1890-1984)

By: Kimberly A. Buettner | Published: Nov 08, 2007

Born on 24 March 1890 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, to Ann and Frank Rock, John Charles Rock was both a devout Catholic and one of the leading…

PeopleContraceptionReproductionReproductive RightsCatholicism

Neurospora crassa Life Cycle

By: Amy Pribadi | Published: Oct 12, 2016

This diagram shows the life cycle of Neurospora crassa, a mold that grows on bread. N.

Neurospora crassaMicrobiologyMicroscopyGrowthdevelopment

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