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  1. #1 Babies made without mothers 'will come sooner than we think' 
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    One men can be implanted with babies, are we toast?

    Babies made without mothers 'will come sooner than we think, leading scientists warn after study discovered how to make embryos from skin cells
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...#ixzz4VaVCnqLI

    • Last year British doctors discovered how to make embryos from skin cells
    • It would mean that men could conceive a baby with other men alone
    • At the time, scientists said the scenario is 'speculative and fanciful'
    • But top biologists at Harvard and Brown warn science is 'hurtling' faster than we think, and urge nations to look at the legal minefield that surrounds the idea



    Babies made without mothers could come sooner than we think, leading biologists claim.

    Late last year, a team at the University of Bath discovered that sperm and skin cells - or any other kind of non-egg cell - might be all you need for conception.

    At the time, they said the scenario of men conceiving with men was 'speculative and fanciful'.

    But in a new report published today, the top embryologists at Harvard and Brown Universities urge nations to begin contemplating the legal minefield that would surround mother-less babies.

    'With science and medicine hurtling forward at breakneck speed, the rapid transformation of reproductive and regenerative medicine may surprise us,' they write.

    ...Eggs can be tricked into developing into an embryo without fertilization, but the embryos, called parthenogenotes, die after a few days.

    Scientists at Bath have developed a method of injecting mouse parthenogenotes with sperm so they can go on in many cases to become healthy pups.


    Working with mice, the team produced healthy offspring while bypassing the normal process of fertilising an egg cell with sperm.

    Although the embryos in the experiment started out as egg cells, the experiment raises the prospect that one day they could do the same with adult cells.

    Writing in Science Translational Medicine, Dr. Eli Adashi of Brown University, I. Glenn Cohen, professor at Harvard Law School, and Dr. George Daley, dean of Harvard Medical School, warn this is something that they have contemplated for a while.

    'These things may happen, and it may just be a question of time,' said Dr Adashi, who has been tracking the development of IVG, mostly in Japan and the United Kingdom, since 2005.
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    Where are they going to find that egg laying rooster?
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    Will these potential motherless babies have souls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Will these potential motherless babies have souls?
    Yes. I don't approve of this, but yes.
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    I really think most people will prefer to make babies the old-fashioned way, no matter what science comes up with.
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