Published on October 9th, 2012 | by TGHS Crew0
Gay Couples Can Now Produce Their Own Egg For Surrogacy
Japanese stem cell researchers have discovered a way to combine the DNA of a gay couple to create an egg that can then be used for surrogacy. This procedure could be used to bypass the need of a female surrogate’s egg. Researchers say the results would be a child born with the DNA from both gay parents as reported in The Gaurdian:
“The Japanese research team, led by Mitinori Saitou of Kyoto University in Japan, said that they had finally attained their seemingly insurmountable objective, creating eggs from embryonic stem cells, as well as producing eggs that will become healthy offspring.
The most astonishing part of the discovery was that the bio-engineered eggs were the fertilized in-vitro with sperm created from stem cells as well, and then implanted in the mice.
The resulting pregnancy produced healthy mice, and so far, this accomplishment is a rousing success.
The embryonic stem cells used in the study were a different kind of stem cell than we are used to hearing about. When we think of stem cells, we think of umbilical cord stem cells. But this differing type of stem cell, referred to as Induced pluripotent stem cells, can be obtained from the skin cells of a mouse, and a human as well.”
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