October 28, 2009
[efoods]Eggs and sperm have been grown in the laboratory in a breakthrough process that could change the face of parenthood.
It paves the way for infertile men and women, including those left sterile by cancer treatment, to have children that are biologically their own.
The ground-breaking research also raises the prospect of a ‘miracle pill’ that staves off the menopause, allowing women to wait longer to have a child.
But the ability to generate life from the earliest stages also raises myriad moral and ethical concerns.