Skip to comments.Lab-grown human egg cells could be fertilised
Posted on 04/07/2012 4:35:05 AM PDT by NYer
Scientists want to secure permission to fertilise the eggs, which have been produced from stem cells, to see whether reproduction this way is possible.
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.'
If God interfered with and limited man’s choices, then it wouldn’t be free will.
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.
Perhaps it really isn’t.
Well, I assure you we’re not going to resolve THAT debate here today! :-)
Got that right. I don’t think it’s meant to be resolved. ‘Nite for now
Well, I dont seek answers from God....
Well, I see.
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
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.
And all this has been accomplished without any mutations, hybrids, and killings.
This is evil science in my opinion.
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.
>>They made different classes of humans.
Eunuchs, Slaves, and Pharaohs.
Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Ba’al
Ba’al being a Hebrew word for Master, Lord, Owner, Possessor... wherein:
“COMMERCE BETWEEN MASTER AND SLAVE IS DESPOTISM”
>>This is evil science in my opinion.
No less so than when the Eqyptian/Babylonian/Roman... eunuchs were breeding livestock for their empire.
what exactly are these “eggs” made of?
These lab produced eggs?
>>what exactly are these eggs made of?
Now they can abominate a complete zygote instead of just half of one.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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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".
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.
Your grasp on reality is tenuous at best.
He’s one of FR’s worst trolls.
Yeah, so I noticed.
Loony as they come, too.
Maybe he needs better ventilation in the basement.
That quote was from someone else, not me. Please read more carefully.
Let's pray that it doesn't.