July 11, 2006

Better Impregnate While You Can, Fellas; We're About To Be Replaced By Stem Cell Sperm

Sure, at the moment, the British scientists who successfully created 'artificial sperm' from embryonic stem cells, then created embryos with that sperm, then watched 6 out of 7 of the mice born from those embryos grew to adulthood, are claiming their breakthrough will help treat male infertility.

But give it a few years, and you know what'll happen: women everywhere will be opting for artificial sperm instead of our high-maintenance version. The only babymaking-related roles left for men will be setting up the crib and emptying the Diaper Genie.

'Lab-made sperm' fertility hope
[bbc.co.uk via tmn]

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