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    Artificial sperm on the horizon

    Genetic scientists at the University of Goettingen in Germany have produced 65 mouse foetuses using sperm which was grown from embryonic stem cells, according to a Deutschlandfunk radio report.

    Twelve baby mice have been born using this artificial, lab-grown sperm, said Dr Wolfgang Engel, director of Human Genetics at the medical university.

    If sperm can be grown in the lab, it would be possible to take early germ cells from one woman, turn them into sperm cells, and use those to fertilise the egg of another woman.

    Artificial sperm could also make males totally redundant, permitting women to give birth without a biological male mate.

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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    We're inching closer and closer to this on a daily basis:



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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    You mean me getting drunk and making a bad decision will become obsolete!?!?!


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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    Oh boy. I see this thread going south. (No pun intended.)



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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    This will be the end of Men I tell you! The end is coming!!!!!!!!!!?



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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    Good luck mowing the lawn, changing oil, opening jars of pickles, and moving your sectional couch up to your third story apartment ladies!!



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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    This reminds me of that movie that came out not too long ago where people were no longer able to produce offspring. Name escapes me, but it wouldnt surprise me if this new research will be the only way it can happen someday.



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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    This reminds me of that movie that came out not too long ago where people were no longer able to produce offspring. Name escapes me, but it wouldnt surprise me if this new research will be the only way it can happen someday.
    Children of Men

    Great flick.


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    Re: Artificial sperm on the horizon

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    Children of Men

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    that was it, thank you! Its scary but it could happen.



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