Sci­en­tists grow mouse eggs from stem cells

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Ja­panese sci­en­tists have grown mouse eggs en­tirely in the lab, then fer­tilised them to yield fer­tile off­spring, a sci­en­tific first which is be­ing cau­tiously hailed by ex­perts in hu­man re­pro­duc­tion. The tech­nique, which in­volved coax­ing stem cells into be­com­ing ma­ture eggs, was still much too risky and con­tro­ver­sial to be re­pro­duced in hu­mans, com­men­ta­tors said. This is the first re­port of any­one be­ing able to de­velop fully ma­ture and fer­til­is­able eggs in a lab­o­ra­tory set­ting.

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