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'Lab-made sperm' fertility hope

Posted Sep 12 2008 12:05pm

(image: BBC)

To go with the earlier post about the artificial womb. Now, we're finally almost at the point where we can remove humans from the reproductive process altogether.

From the BBC:
"Scientists have proved for the first time that sperm grown from embryonic stem cells can be used to produce offspring.

The discovery in mice could ultimately help couples affected by male fertility problems to conceive...

The experiment was carried out using mice and produced seven babies, six of which lived to adulthood.

However, the mice showed abnormal patterns of growth, and other problems, such as difficulty breathing
."
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