Eggs created from mice stem cells

Japanese researchers have showed that eggs created from mice stem cells could be fertilised and transplanted into female mice who gave birth to newborn pups.

Director of the Institute, Professor Robert Norman, said the research offered hope to infertile couples who wanted their own children, but application in humans was still a long way off.

“For many infertile couples, finding they have no sperm or eggs is a devastating blow for which there is no solution other than to not have children, or to use donor gametes,” he said.

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