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Elements S2 • E22

Your Skin Cells Could Make a Baby, Will This Be the End of Infertility?

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Published on Jun 22, 2018

New research suggests we’ll soon be able to make eggs and sperm from skin cells. How does it work?

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Science Is Getting Closer to the End of Infertility
https://www.wired.com/story/reverse-i...
“Through an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis (or IVG), scientists are learning how to convert adult human cells—taken perhaps from the inside of a cheek or from a piece of skin on the arm—into artificial gametes, lab-made eggs and sperm, that could be combined to create an embryo and then be implanted in a womb.”

Mouse eggs made from skin cells in a dish
https://www.nature.com/news/mouse-egg...
“In a tour de force of reproductive biology, scientists in Japan have transformed mouse skin cells into eggs in a dish, and used those eggs to birth fertile pups. The report marks the first creation of eggs entirely outside a mouse.”

Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/he...
“Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — and it promises to be far more controversial than in vitro fertilization ever was.”

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