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Lab-grown human egg cells could be fertilised
Metro ^ | April 7, 2012

Posted on 04/07/2012 4:35:05 AM PDT by NYer

Human egg cells which have been grown in a lab could be fertilised in a landmark experiment that would completely rewrite the rules of reproduction.

Scientists want to secure permission to fertilise the eggs, which have been produced from stem cells, to see whether reproduction this way is possible.

Scientists are seeking permission to fertilise lab-grown human eggs Scientists are seeking permission to fertilise lab-grown human eggs

Researchers are working towards generating an infinite supply of human eggs which could allow older and infertile women to become mothers, the Independent newspaper reports.

Furthermore, some scientists have gone as far as to say the tests could uncover an ‘elixir of youth’ which would eliminate the menopause and allow older women to remain young and healthy, with the stem cell eggs replenishing their ovaries. 

The teams from Edinburgh University and Harvard Medical School in the US are aiming to fertilise the eggs with human sperm, which would allow them to study them for the legal limit of 14 days, and they will not yet be transplanted into a human womb.

Edinburgh biologist Dr Evelyn Telfer told the newspaper: 'Could the fertilisation take place this year? Yes, absolutely.'

'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.'



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: reproduction; science
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To: stuartcr

If God interfered with and limited man’s choices, then it wouldn’t be free will.


51 posted on 04/07/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: GoDuke

Yes, I do. The same ‘logic would then dictate that this creator, by the example given of creation itself, would thereby have the ability to do whatever they willed, even what’... seems like a contradiction to us, right?

I believe He tells each of us what He wishes, that is why people think and behave differently, and why there are differing faiths.

I don’t choose to believe, I just believe because that’s the way He created me. If I wake up tomorrow believing as you do, fine with me.


52 posted on 04/07/2012 8:15:34 AM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: FoxInSocks

Perhaps it really isn’t.


53 posted on 04/07/2012 8:16:55 AM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: NYer

"Because I was, obsolete Sir..."

54 posted on 04/07/2012 8:20:51 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: NoGrayZone; Scotswife

Got Transhumanism?

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=Transhumanism+Postgenderism


55 posted on 04/07/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: stuartcr

Well, I assure you we’re not going to resolve THAT debate here today! :-)


56 posted on 04/07/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: FoxInSocks

Got that right. I don’t think it’s meant to be resolved. ‘Nite for now


57 posted on 04/07/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: LomanBill

unbelievable.


58 posted on 04/07/2012 8:33:11 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: LomanBill

Meanwhile.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARyAt14zoQg&list=UUd0zHbtp58-vfdaqG6klBCg&feature=plcp


59 posted on 04/07/2012 8:36:14 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: stuartcr; GoDuke

 

Well, I don’t seek answers from God....

Well, I see.

http://scribble.com/uwi/br/uncertainty/

 

 

 

 

 

60 posted on 04/07/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Scotswife
unbelievable.
 
Indeed.   And Nature has repeatedely demonstrated how its Creator deals with such self-worshipping delusion.
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
--Thomas Jefferson
 
Got Natural Law?
 
 
 
 
Got Socio-Biological Fitness?
 
 "Gay" penguins don't - not even in the San Francisco zoo
 
 

61 posted on 04/07/2012 8:52:06 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Scotswife

If you want bad sci-fi plots:
* One of the limits on cloning experiments has been the shortage of human eggs to use. One thousand eggs yielded a Dolly. That many human eggs equals around 100 IVF babies - so the donor eggs go to lots of paying parents instead of lots of failed clones. If you can mass produce human eggs, now you have the raw supply necessary to attempt to clone en masse.
* Now egg donation is no longer limited to a series of surgeries. One prime donor is paid for an ovary slice, and tens of thousands of donor eggs are produced from it for sale. We’ve already seen “sibling super-sets” from popular sperm donors of 50-150. Now you can get the same thing from the maternal side.
* You could see harvesting of ovary tissue upon death and post-death egg creation to create the same issues we’ve had with harvested sperm from dead guys used to create kids.


62 posted on 04/07/2012 9:52:23 AM PDT by tbw2
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And all this has been accomplished without any mutations, hybrids, and killings.

This is evil science in my opinion.


63 posted on 04/07/2012 9:54:46 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: LomanBill

Have you read the 3 book series? They made different classes of “humans”.

Of course, they had to kill the real human first, before they could create the “fake” one to take over.


64 posted on 04/07/2012 10:12:06 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

>>They made different classes of “humans”.

Eunuchs, Slaves, and Pharaohs.

Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Ba’al
—The Who?

Ba’al being a Hebrew word for Master, Lord, Owner, Possessor... wherein:

“COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS DESPOTISM”
—Thomas Jefferson


65 posted on 04/07/2012 10:26:07 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Gene Eric

>>This is evil science in my opinion.

No less so than when the Eqyptian/Babylonian/Roman... eunuchs were breeding livestock for their empire.


66 posted on 04/07/2012 10:31:19 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: tbw2

what exactly are these “eggs” made of?

These lab produced eggs?


67 posted on 04/07/2012 10:36:41 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife; tbw2

>>what exactly are these “eggs” made of?

Consider this:

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&biw=1600&bih=719&sclient=psy-ab&q=sperm+from+bone+marrow

Now they can abominate a complete zygote instead of just half of one.


68 posted on 04/07/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

ok...so the material in building these things are from human sources....will still have DNA.

My mind is wandering to theological areas like...will these embryos actually be “human”?
Will they possess a human soul?


69 posted on 04/07/2012 10:54:52 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: LomanBill

Creation of gametes this way doesn’t mean it will work. The cellular machinery for turning on matrimonial genetic expression and patrimonial expression hasn’t really been determined. So while these options may work to create sperm from male marrow and eggs from a woman’s tissue, it may not yet allow a living child to be created from two same-gendered partners.


70 posted on 04/07/2012 11:01:21 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: NYer

So goes the tenure of men. After setting the stage for this by defaming men over the years in TV ads and general conversation we have arrived at the point of farming men for their sperm and the the feminists can run the world as they see fit.


71 posted on 04/07/2012 11:01:29 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Old enough to remember when this was a Free Country)
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To: Scotswife; LomanBill
"Will they possess a human soul?"

I don't see how. He is the giver of life. For me, this is a world that has gone from mad world to just downright crazyland.

72 posted on 04/07/2012 1:23:19 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

hmmmm.....it’ll be interesting to see what happens when they try to fertilize these “eggs”.

Somehow I don’t think it will go according their plan


73 posted on 04/07/2012 1:46:34 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: NYer; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; APatientMan; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; ...
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Horribly wrong and evil in about 10 ways I can think of off hand without even trying. Evil with a huge bright red blinking capital "E".

74 posted on 04/07/2012 2:41:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: NYer; stuartcr; MHGinTN
His "knowing" what will happen does not preclude His approval. Example: You are looking out a sealed window and notice a child chasing a ball into the street. You also notice a truck barreling down the road. You know what is about to happen but cannot prevent it from happening.

By stuartcr's line of *reasoning* (for lack of a better term), since he saw the truck about to hit the child and knew it was inevitable, not only is he responsible for the truck hitting the child, he must have wanted it to happen.

That is the kind of mind we see there.

As long as he's looking to find someone else responsible for his sin than himself, we will never see the end of his drivel.

stuie, you CANNOT blame God for your sin or any other evil in the world. It just ain't gonna work.

75 posted on 04/07/2012 3:01:56 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: stuartcr; Jonty30
I really don’t know. As a matter of fact, I don’t really know if the story is true or not.

Your grasp on reality is tenuous at best.

76 posted on 04/07/2012 3:03:47 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

He’s one of FR’s worst trolls.


77 posted on 04/07/2012 3:19:55 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah

Yeah, so I noticed.

Loony as they come, too.

Maybe he needs better ventilation in the basement.


78 posted on 04/07/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

That quote was from someone else, not me. Please read more carefully.


79 posted on 04/07/2012 5:24:35 PM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: neverdem; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks NYer.


80 posted on 04/07/2012 9:43:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Scotswife
"Somehow I don’t think it will go according their plan"

Let's pray that it doesn't.

81 posted on 04/08/2012 8:21:03 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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