Friday, April 13, 2007

Women to self-create

Scientists have grown human sperm cells from bone marrow, it emerged last night.They say this may lead to groundbreaking treatment for thousands of men, including cancer patients left sterile by chemotherapy.But the technique provoked an ethical storm and could soon be jettisoned by the Government over concerns about the safety of using artificial sperm.Critics said the treatment threatened to breach moral boundaries as it would effectively lead to men being made redundant.The technique, which could be adapted to help female infertility by growing eggs in a lab, would raisethe prospect of children being born through entirely artificial means.

Women to self-create | The Daily Telegraph

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