Scientists are looking to fertilise human egg cells that they have succeeded in growing in a lab.
The purpose behind the research is to revolutionise fertility treatment by providing a practically limitless number of egg cells to help older women have babies. If the team receive permission to go ahead they will fertilise the lab-grown egg cells and transplant them in to a human womb for a study period of 14 days. "If you can show you can get ovarian stem cells from the human ovary you then have the potential to do more for fertility preservation," said biologist Dr Evelyn Telfer.
"Human egg cells grown in a laboratory could be fertilised as part of tests to revolutionise fertility treatment, in a development that might one day help infertile or older women to have a baby, it has been claimed."
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