Lab-Made Eggs Raise New Fertility OptionsSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 16:19
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.