Stem cell technology makes two dad babies a possibility

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This might sound right out of a science fiction movie or a Michael Crichton classic but it’s true that babies can now be created from same sex donors. In an important breakthrough, scientists have shown for the first time that human egg and sperm cells can be created from the skin cells of adults. In their study that was published in Cell, these scientists possibly provide a new ray of hope for same sex couples to have a baby without outside interference. It may also provide couples dealing with infertility issues to act as biological contributors to the creation of a baby.

This work was an international collaboration between scientists in Cambridge University in the UK and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science. It primarily describes the role of genetic regulators which influence whether an immature germ cell differentiates into a male or…

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