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Japan scientists mass-generate cells for sperm, eggs using human iPS


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The achievement is important not only in the direct application to reproductive medicine (that would still be years away) but also because the generation of reproductive cells has been considered specially difficult to achieve with efficiency. That this group managed as much as they did in this work means that there is a lot of progress that can be also applied to other kinds of tissue, so it is a huge advancement for regenerative medicine in general.

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If they could fertilize such an egg with such a sperm cell it would make genealogy a whole lot less difficult.

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