New fertility procedure may lead to 'embryo farming', warn researchers

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New fertility procedure may lead to 'embryo farming', warn researchers

Post by Guest on Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:44 pm

A new lab procedure that could allow fertility clinics to make sperm and eggs from people’s skin may lead to “embryo farming” on a massive scale and drive parents to have only “ideal” future children, researchers warn. Legal and medical specialists in the US say that while the procedure – known as in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) – has only been demonstrated in mice so far, the field is progressing so fast that the dramatic impact it could have on society must be planned for now.


“We try not to take a position on these issues except to point out that before too long we may well be facing them, and we might do well to start the conversation now,” said Eli Adashi, professor of medical science at Brown University in Rhode Island.



https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/11/new-fertility-procedure-may-lead-to-embryo-farming-warn-researchers-in-vitro-gametogenesis


For some reason, after reading this. I found this popping up in my head.




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