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Mouse stem cells used to produce eggs, Japanese scientists say –

29 October 2012

Researchers in Japan say they used mouse stem cells to create eggs and sperm, producing healthy offspring. The feat could eventually aid human fertility.,0,2804462,full.story

Not yet ready for humans, but….

On the one hand, a solution to some of the problems inherent in third-party conception, particularly commercialisation and state-sanctioned anonymity of ‘donor’ gametes and embryos – material which might no longer be needed if there are technological ways to produce gametes. On the other hand, we don’t understand epigenetics very well, and it’s a wide-open door to germline genetic engineering.

Thoughts, PFGS?


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