Posted by: Dr. Whorovitch on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 to ¡Qué Cute!

Researchers at Newcastle University and the NorthEast England Stem Cell Institute say they derived sperm cells from embryonic stem cells. Stem cells have the potential to become any cell in the body.
Researcher Karim Nayernia claims that the technique would allow researchers to study how sperm develops and possibly help develop treatments for infertile men. But many other British experts cast doubt on the research saying sperm cells created in the laboratory were clearly abnormal.
“I am unconvinced from the data presented in this paper that the cells produced by Professor Nayernia’s group from embryonic stem cells can be accurately called ‘spermatazoa,” said Allan Pacey, a senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield.
Allan said that the sperm created by Nayernia did not have the specific shape, movement and function of real sperm.
Azim Surani, a professor of physiology and reproduction at the University of Cambridge said the sperm produced by the Newcastle team were “a long way from being authentic sperm cells.
Robin Lovell-Badge, a stem cell expert at the National Institute of Medical Research, said that despite the questions raised, Nayernia and colleagues may have made some progress in obtaining human sperm from embryonic cells.
Creating embryos from lab-manufactured sperm is banned by British law, anyways. 
Too bad ladies. I guess polishing the rocket is still required (chuckle). 

One Response to “ British Scientists Claim they have Created Human Sperm! ”

  1. sperm!!!!!!

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