A group of scientists from the University of Bath have just get what looked like science fiction and published it in Nature Communications: reproducir successfully fooling a baby mouse sperm and making them create that they were fertilizing eggs ordinary.
This success is certainly great news because it can mean that someday we can have babies without the need for an egg in the process. Or is it a bad? Do now we need not women? Or that there is no need of fathers and mothers?
The researchers who participated in this experiment they began to work with an ovum without fertilizing (e) they used chemistry to turn it into a pseudo-embrion, which are then fertilized with sperm. The results showed that you one of every four embryos subjected to this treatment It had as a result a normal mouse breeding, with the same odds of life which any other breeds, and even the possibility of having their own offspring.
Dr. Tony Perry, one of the researchers, told the BBC that “another possibility, in the distant future, is that it will be possible to use ordinary cells and combining them with sperm to form an embryo”. The possibilities certainly are amazing, since it is the first time that a group of scientists He gets to demonstrate that it can engender combining semen with elements that are not an egg exactly.
This, for example, could mean that a pairing of two men could have a baby together, combining the cells of one with the sperm of another. Or even (and some hair-raising puts us) that a human being might create a new by combining their own cells with sperm.
The really spooky is that other recent research by scientists in China has come to reproduce offspring of mouse without using sperm in the process. The conclusion? All indications are that in the future we won’t need neither one thing nor the other, Neither eggs nor sperm, to be able to play us. The range of new possibilities of forming a family opens even more.
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