Japanese Scientists’ Artificial Eggs Discovery Could Lead to Designer Humans

Discovery Could Lead To Creation Of “Designer Humans That Will Be Bought And Sold Like Any Other Commodity”

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Japanese scientists report they have successfully created artificially-derived eggs using mouse skin cells, and that some of those eggs could be fertilized with mouse sperm and produce born mice. Take a moment and read that sentence twice – it’s science but it isn’t fiction.  The age of the motherless mouse has dawned.

Some scientists hail this as a significant advance believing that, by creating artificial human eggs, we might gain new knowledge about early human development, or possibly develop a technique to help infertile couples reproduce.  But the technique also raises the specter of the large-scale creation of human beings, not just for reproduction but also for experiments, including designer babies to be bought and sold like any other commodity. (Click to Article)

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