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Lab-Made Eggs Raise New Fertility Options

Lab-Made Eggs Raise New Fertility Options

Early-Stage Cells Used to Produce Healthy Mice; Could the Dead Become Parents?

By GAUTAM NAIK
October 4, 2012

Japanese scientists have made viable mouse eggs in a laboratory dish, an advance that may offer a new route for treating infertility in people.

The experiment completes a long-sought quest in reproductive biology: to make sperm and eggs in a lab dish. A year ago, the same core group of scientists at Kyoto University created healthy mouse sperm in the lab.

In the latest experiment, the dish-created eggs were fertilized with natural mouse sperm to create healthy, fertile mice. The research appears in the journal Science.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087239639044376880457803...



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