Through the use of eggs generated from male cells, scientists have successfully produced mice with two biological fathers, a groundbreaking achievement that presents radical possibilities for reproductive research.
This breakthrough could potentially lead to treatments for severe cases of infertility, while also offering the exciting possibility for same-sex couples to have a biological child together in the future, the Guardian reported.
“This is the first case of making robust mammal oocytes from male cells,” said Katsuhiko Hayashi, an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of lab-grown eggs and sperm who led the research at Kyushu University in Japan, as reported by the Guardian.
Presenting the achievement at the Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing held at the Francis Crick Institute in London on Wednesday, Hayashi stated that creating a viable human egg from a male skin cell may become feasible within a decade.
However, some experts have raised skepticism over the timeline, pointing out that viable lab-grown human eggs have yet to be produced using female cells.
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