Science Can Now Make Sperm From Your Skin
If you are a man suffering from infertility, there’s good news for you. Science has figured out how to craft functioning sperm from your own skin cells.
Really gross. Oh wait, it’s even grosser than I think?
Skin samples from three men were genetically engineered, turning back the developmental clock, so that they assumed the properties of embryonic stem cells – which can grow into virtually any kind of body tissue.
After being implanted into the testes of mice, the samples generated into early stage sperm cells, in the trials.
This… this isn’t going to end well for anyone.
You can read all about the science here, but why would you want to? In fact, why did you even click this link to begin with?
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