Are things going a little to far? Are studies of this nature crossing the line? BD
Scientists in the UK have successfully tricked stem cells from a female to develop into sperm. If these cells are functional then the possibility exists for an “all-female” baby to be made from the cells of a same sex female couple. This is the next step forward from a group that earlier did the same thing with cells from a man. He now reports that he has repeated the experiment and made the sperm from the marrow cells of a female. The work has not yet been published not subjected to peer review.
While they also report he is seeking permission to create a baby in this way, the UK is very restrictive on new reproductive technologies. They have a law- the 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act- that restricts what can and cannot be done.