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Lab-made sperm could make men redundant...
Metro.co.uk ^ | July 7, 2009 | N/A

Posted on 07/07/2009 3:31:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Women who say they don't need a man may well be right – after human sperm was created in the lab.

The breakthrough could give hope to infertile couples and men left unable to have children after having cancer treatment.

But don't worry guys, the scientists who created the sperm using stem cells don't plan to take you out of the baby-making process just yet.

'While we can understand some people may have concerns, this does not mean that humans can be produced in a dish and we have no intention of doing this,' said researcher Prof Karim Nayernia.

'The work is a way of investigating why some people are infertile and the reasons behind it.

'It could also allow men who are currently infertile the chance to have a child which is genetically their own but this will be many years away – at least a decade.'

While scientists at Newcastle University and the NorthEast England Stem Cell Institute insist 'fully mature, functional sperm' was produced, other experts cast doubt on their findings.

Prof Azim Surani, from Cambridge University, described the lab samples as 'a long way from being authentic sperm cells'.

And the MRC Institute of Medical Research said: 'Although they find some of the sperm cells have tails and can swim, this is not evidence of normality.'


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cloning; eugenics; napl; playinggod; savethemales

1 posted on 07/07/2009 3:31:43 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

The only function for men is to pay child support.


2 posted on 07/07/2009 3:34:21 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Jet Jaguar

Don’t worry, guys. It’s not the missile, it’s the delivery system that matters. You can’t be replaced.


3 posted on 07/07/2009 3:35:16 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Good fences make good neighbors. -- Robert Frost)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Everyone knows that Natural Ingredients are better than something made in a lab.....

Compare Regular Sugar to the Artificial Sweetners.


4 posted on 07/07/2009 3:37:03 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: Jet Jaguar

All righty, then. Kill your own damn bugs.


5 posted on 07/07/2009 3:38:18 PM PDT by Nachoman (Think of life as an adventure you don't survive.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Reading the article disproves the headline. They are doing it for shock value. They aren’t able to make viable sperm (though the creators of it, and their obvious proponents say otherwise), as the article states.

Playing G-d has serious consequences.


6 posted on 07/07/2009 3:39:03 PM PDT by Jeb21 (www.jewsagainstobama.com)
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To: Wage Slave

Thanks for the chuckle.

I needed that.

This is more junk science, bull. Of coarse there are females in Calif. who would want to adopt this, my question is-

Why?


7 posted on 07/07/2009 3:39:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Wage Slave
Don’t worry, guys. It’s not the missile, it’s the delivery system that matters. You can’t be replaced.

YUP! :-)

8 posted on 07/07/2009 3:40:52 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Jet Jaguar

saw this a few years ago:

Lab-made wombs could make women redundant...


9 posted on 07/07/2009 3:44:22 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Jet Jaguar

And lifelike female rubber dolls with non-operational mouths will make women redundant...


10 posted on 07/07/2009 3:46:43 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sounds like something from “Brave New World”


11 posted on 07/07/2009 3:47:28 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld (A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone-Henry Kissinger)
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To: Jet Jaguar
But don't worry guys, the scientists who created the sperm using stem cells don't plan to take you out of the baby-making process just yet.

So, they've managed to "build" sperm cells from stem cells.

Silly question but, who built the stem cells?
12 posted on 07/07/2009 3:48:20 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: Wage Slave
Don’t worry, guys. It’s not the missile, it’s the delivery system that matters. You can’t be replaced.

Yeah and plastic dolls leave a lot to be desired too..;o)

13 posted on 07/07/2009 3:48:25 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Jet Jaguar
I don't need a dang laboratory to make me redundant.




Wait a minute...

14 posted on 07/07/2009 3:48:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2banana
You mean Axlotl tanks?
15 posted on 07/07/2009 3:51:33 PM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... reality always gets the last vote.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

All this time I thought size mattered, now all they want it a full teaspoon and we don’t even have to be in the room.

Oh well, more time for fishing. LOL


16 posted on 07/07/2009 3:52:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: Nachoman

“All righty, then. Kill your own damn bugs.”

That got a belly laugh out of me !!!!
Thanks!!!


17 posted on 07/07/2009 3:53:00 PM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Lab-made non-sperm could won't make men redundant...

There, fixed it.

18 posted on 07/07/2009 3:53:59 PM PDT by keat
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To: Jet Jaguar

A lesbian’s ultimate dream.


19 posted on 07/07/2009 3:54:34 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Can’t beat the real thing.”

20 posted on 07/07/2009 3:55:14 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Jet Jaguar

Typical news items. Big hype in the headlines, and little supporting information in the article.
They will NEVER manufacture human sperm. Living matter comes only from living matter.

More likely, they will do their research on finding a way to make human ova develop without the help of a male. That would make the man-hating feminazis real happy (and destroy the human race in the process)


21 posted on 07/07/2009 3:55:28 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Don't try to understand the liberal mind. It can lead to insanity.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

God, how I pity the young. This world in it’s age of technological miracles seems to be getting less worth living in with each passing day. Future Shock perhaps, but damn if it doesn’t seem that we’re less human than those who walked the earth centuries ago in what we now dismiss as ‘unenlightened times.”


22 posted on 07/07/2009 4:01:21 PM PDT by VR-21 (The election of Barack Obama was a hate crime.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

But who will pay child support then?


24 posted on 07/07/2009 4:01:55 PM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMMINSTATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

You still can’t get a vibrator to fix your car.


25 posted on 07/07/2009 4:10:38 PM PDT by Mr Snuggle Bunny
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To: Aria

ROFLMAO.


26 posted on 07/07/2009 4:11:14 PM PDT by DivaDelMar (CRAm member-- (Conservative Republicans Against mcCain) Think you're entitled to my vote? CRAm It!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Sounds like men’s easy and commonplace sperm production makes this science-experiment redundant.

SnakeDoc


27 posted on 07/07/2009 4:14:13 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: evilwhitepatriot

Yeah, it is in questionable taste. (That’s what he said!)


28 posted on 07/07/2009 4:27:48 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean
Silly question but, who built the stem cells?

Shut up, that's who.

Look, all I know is that this invention means that, as far as I understand what females find attractive, there is going to be a market for Ferrari's that can be driven by stem cells.

Additionally, garbage bags are going to have to be made much, much smaller if stem cells are going to carry them out of the kitchen.


A verbis ad verbera

29 posted on 07/07/2009 4:36:29 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: Wage Slave
It’s not the missile, it’s the delivery system that matters. You can’t be replaced.

You mean it's not the payload but the delivery system that matters...

30 posted on 07/07/2009 4:45:50 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Jet Jaguar; martin_fierro; pissant

"Let me see that honey... huh, it doesn't seem to be able to pick up the check."

A-holes!

31 posted on 07/07/2009 6:26:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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The military applications of this is endless


32 posted on 07/07/2009 6:35:46 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld (A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone-Henry Kissinger)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Good. Less reason for men to marry the gold digging wenches.

The freedom inherent in bachelorhood is priceless!


33 posted on 07/07/2009 7:40:48 PM PDT by Chewbacca (Elect General Petraeus for President 2012)
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To: Jet Jaguar; SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows
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"They're alive ... ALIVE!!!1!"

34 posted on 07/07/2009 7:42:31 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Jet Jaguar


"Well, that certainwy takes all the fwun out of it!"
35 posted on 07/07/2009 7:57:41 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Scientists can create sperm in the lab.........big deal, i can do that in my sleep


36 posted on 07/07/2009 8:36:53 PM PDT by cd jones (Liberals: spreading misery, calling it equality)
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To: martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; NYC GOP Chick; ...
I think Monty Python said it best...


37 posted on 07/07/2009 10:07:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I seen this coming for several years. Sad to see this awful vision come true. Just think of how this can be misused to twist society and culture even further.


38 posted on 07/07/2009 10:14:31 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Sarah Palin 2012 (Who else in the GOP is man enough?))
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To: Jet Jaguar

We’ve twisted God’s creation into a Brave New World.


39 posted on 07/07/2009 11:13:44 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: martin_fierro

40 posted on 07/07/2009 11:42:41 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Wage Slave

Even lesbians use “toys” shaped like male appendages.


41 posted on 07/08/2009 7:32:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Is there everything wrong with it?


42 posted on 08/05/2009 9:17:01 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

Yep.


43 posted on 08/05/2009 9:58:26 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Wage Slave
Don’t worry, guys. It’s not the missile, it’s the delivery system that matters. You can’t be replaced.

Dittos.

Men are great because they're MEN, not because they have sperm.

44 posted on 08/05/2009 10:04:49 PM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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