First sperm cells grown in lab raise hopes for infertile men

March 24th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Yokohama, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This is really going to be very happy news for many men that had been considered infertile. Report has it that the first sperm has successfully been grown in the lab.

This is a great scientific breakthrough that will enable millions of hopeless infertile men become proud fathers without any hassles in the near future. The unique man-made sperm had been tested and confirmed its capability to fertilize eggs. This is the world’s first and it is going to bring lots of joy to many families and couples.

This feat was performed by a renowned researcher, Takehiko Ogawa, who had tested the efficacy of the lab-produced sperm from the testicular tissue of mice and some added protein etc. that triggered sperm production. It was a very happy moment when 12 baby-mice were born after the man-made sperms were used to fertilize eggs via IVF techniques.

It may interest you to note that these baby- mice had been observed and they all went on to have their own mice soon as they reached maturity. So it definitely implies that lab-produced sperm is very healthy and can be used for effective productivity in humans.

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