Mouse eggs created from skin cells produce healthy offspring for the first time in 'fertility breakthrough'
For the first time, stem cell scientists have created viable mammalian eggs from scratch in the laboratory and used them to produce healthy offspring.
The research was conducted in mice, but could one day offer new hope to women who have lost their fertility - for instance as a result of cancer treatment.
However, it is likely to be many years before the technique is reliable and safe enough for humans.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? The success rate was low - just 11 out of 316 two-cell embryos ended up delivering live births.
Nevertheless, British scientists working in the same field praised the... read more
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