Sperm and egg created from skin cells of two same sex adults

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Scientists from the UK and Israel have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to make human egg and sperm cells using skin from two adults of the same sex – a breakthrough that may make it possible for same-sex couples to have children with shared DNA.

    The research, which was funded by the Wellcome Trust, was completed at Cambridge University with the assistance of experts from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Cambridge News reported on Monday. They were able to use stem cell lines from embryos and from five different adults (a total of 10 different donor sources) to successfully create germ-cell lines.

    According to CBS Atlanta, the experiment had previously been successful in creating live baby mice, but this new study marks the first time in which engineered human cells were found to be an identical match to aborted fetuses. It also marks the first time that human stem and skin cells were combined to form entirely new germ-cell lines.



    Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/health...o-same-sex-adults-022515/#BVq55mw2a1dB5lfw.99
     
  2. church mouse guy

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    Now more guys will be giving candy bars to test tubes.
     
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    These guys fought the Nazi's, now they're just like 'em.
     
  4. Scarlett O.

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    I think, from what I've read, is that this is just an extension of what's been experimented upon with adult stem cell research.

    We want to re-train adult stem cells to act like embryonic stem cells to reprogram that cell to behave like other cells so that we can help people with all kinds of afflictions.

    So now someone had tried to re-program the adult stem cell to act as a germ cell (which is only a promise of a sperm and egg, not the actual cells themselves). No one has made a sperm and egg cell yet.

    I don't think this was intended FOR gay people, but for infertile couples and I don't think gay people will be having their own biological children this way anytime soon.
     
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    I tried to read into the article, but it didn't seem sensationalistic.
     

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