Artificial gametes: new paths to parenthood?

Newson, A J and Smajdor, A C (2005) Artificial gametes: new paths to parenthood? Journal of Medical Ethics, 31 (3). pp. 184-186. ISSN 0306-6800

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A number of recent papers have described the successful derivation of egg and sperm precursor cells from mouse embryonic stem cells—so-called “artificial” gametes. Although many scientific questions remain, this research suggests numerous new possibilities for stem cell research and assisted reproductive technology, if a similar breakthrough is achieved with human embryonic stem cells. The novel opportunities raised by artificial gametes also prompt new ethical questions, such as whether same-sex couples should be able to access this technology to have children who are genetically related to them both.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: animals,cell differentiation,ethics, research,female,germ cells,humans,infertility,male,mice,parenting,reproductive techniques, assisted,stem cells
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Public Health and Health Services Research (former - to 2023)
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 16:08
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 00:11
DOI: 10.1136/jme.2003.004986

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