Saturday, February 2, 2008

Babies born without Male

Though Indian television is a big news, it was April 13, 2007 when Scientists on the ability to create sperm from bone marrow cells. Initially performed in men, the technique could potentially be performed in women and lead to a sperm cell made from a woman’s body. You got it right- that cell could then fertilize an egg leading to the first female-female conception in human history.

As a fertility specialist I couldn’t resist this story and wanted to share the reality and the hype. Prof. Karim Nayernia, Professor of Stem Cell Biology at the Instatute of Human Genetics at the Univeristy of Mewcastle on Tyne led the project reported in Biology of Reproduction.

This definitely could be a good news for a common gay societies in the western worlds, but could decrease the value of male in other societies. If given permission, this could led to a no man world in the future. Though other scientists believe it will take about 10 years more for a successful birth.

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