In what appears to be something out of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus book. French researchers on Thursday revealed they had successfully created human sperm from stem cells harvested from infertile men.
The scientists have already patterned the method they used in creating the sperms, but they say they have not tried using the sperms to fertilize a human ovum. The researchers say their work is a step in the right direction towards tackling the problem of male infertility. Although, they admitted their work is still several years behind before they manufacture “quality” sperms.
The said method used in producing the sperm has been refined tuned for 20 years, according to a researcher from the Kallistem biotech company in Lyon, east of France.
The researchers had to recreate the same environment that exists within the seminiferous tubules (the structures with the human male’s testes that form sperms) outside the human body.
The compress is said to be complex and takes about 72 hours to complete. The resultant sperms are also said to be “morphologically normal” (normal-looking), but it has not yet been established if they are up …read more
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