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Scientists have for the first time shown that fully mature egg cells can be grown in the lab, raising hope for new infertility treatments.
Until now, researchers have only been able to produce cells that resemble sperm or eggs, but which can rarely produce live offspring because of abnormal organisation of their genetic material.
Building upon previous work, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a precursor cell in the placenta and embryo of mice that can be matured in the lab to make hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells
By adding the nuclei of adult skin cells from patients with type 1 diabetes to unfertilized human eggs without first removing the egg DNA as was done to clone Dolly the sheep, scientists at a stem cell lab in New York have managed t...
Researchers from Kyoto University, Japan have turned mouse embryonic stem cells into sperm, effectively opening up a new avenue for infertility research and treatment, according to the article published in the journal Cell. The scie...
It has been claimed that a treatment for female infertility will be available by stem cell therapy. But a new study questions whether new egg cells can be produced using stem cells.