New research suggests we’ll soon be able to make eggs and sperm from skin cells. How does it work?
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Science Is Getting Closer to the End of Infertility
“Through an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis (or IVG), scientists are learning how to convert adult human cells—taken perhaps from the inside of a cheek or from a piece of skin on the arm—into artificial gametes, lab-made eggs and sperm, that could be combined to create an embryo and then be implanted in a womb.”
Mouse eggs made from skin cells in a dish
“In a tour de force of reproductive biology, scientists in Japan have transformed mouse skin cells into eggs in a dish, and used those eggs to birth fertile pups. The report marks the first creation of eggs entirely outside a mouse.”
Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts
“Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — and it promises to be far more controversial than in vitro fertilization ever was.”
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