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Sperm Created from Human Skin Cells

by Kathy Jones on August 30, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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 Sperm Created from Human Skin Cells

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine revealed that they were able to develop early stage sperm from a sample of human skin cells.

The researchers said that they managed to create some key cells, including early stage sperm cells, from the sample and expressed hope that their findings will help men who were treated for cancer in their childhood to realize their dream of becoming a father.

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"There are procedures to store testicular tissue prior to cancer therapy, but men who didn't have the opportunity to save tissue are permanently sterile, and so far there are no cures for their sterility. Perhaps one day this will lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating male infertility", lead researcher Dr Charles Easley said.



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