Scientists create sperm from skin cells

2014-05-05 15:23

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Cape Town – For those men that have fertility issues and new solution has been created.

Scientists say they have created sperm cells from the skin of a group of men.

The men had genetic defects on the Y sex chromosomes that made them infertile.

According to a report on IOL the researchers are hoping the new technique will bring hope to those men who cannot produce enough sperm to conceive a child.

The scientific breakthrough additionally allows researchers to better understand sperm growth and development and will help in treating infertility.

Dr Reijo Pera, a researcher at the institute for stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at Stanford University, said that the breakthrough may pave the way for researchers to transplant stem-cell-derived germ cells from a lab into a man’s testes.

Dr Pera’s research has been published in the journal Cell Reports.
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