By Jessica Englund
According to The Independent, there is a very amazing potential breakthrough in science! No dicks necessary! According to recent research, male bone marrow can be used to create artificial sperm. Some scientists believe that the creation of sperm through female bone marrow is just as possible. Although an OK is needed from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Ethics Board, how amazing is this?! It is believed that this kind of technology can be used to allow lesbian couples to have children that are biologically their own. However, the sperm produced by women will not allow for the reproduction of males; only female children could potentially be born, which I don’t see as a bad thing, but I do believe that the men of this world will panic thinking that lesbians will take over the world and the male half of the species will disappear! hehe 🙂 Check it out:
But the results also raise the prospect of being able to take bone-marrow tissue from women and coaxing the stem cells within the female tissue to develop into sperm cells, said Professor Karim Nayernia of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Creating sperm from women would mean they would only be able to produce daughters because the Y chromosome of male sperm would still be needed to produce sons. The latest research brings the prospect of female-only conception a step closer.
“Theoretically is it possible,” Professor Nayernia said. “The problem is whether the sperm cells are functional or not. I don’t think there is an ethical barrier, so long as it’s safe. We are in the process of applying for ethical approval. We are preparing now to apply to use the existing bone marrow stem cell bank here in Newcastle. We need permission from the patient who supplied the bone marrow, the ethics committee and the hospital itself.”