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Lab grown sperm hope

24th March 2011

A UK expert has urged caution after it emerged that sperm have been successfully grown in the laboratory for the first time.

With that breakthrough comes the hope that the technology could eventually help infertile men have children but Dr Allan Pacey, a senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield, says that many more studies are required in this area. However, he said the work, published in Nature, will lead to better understanding of infertility and would be a better subject for testing drugs.

 

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Article Information

Title: Lab grown sperm hope
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17988
Date Added: 24th Mar 2011

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