Friday, April 13, 2007


The Prospect of All-Female Conception

That's right, your eyes are not playing tricks on you, this is how an article in The Independent begins today.
Women might soon be able to produce sperm in a development that could allow lesbian couples to have their own biological daughters, according to a pioneering study published today.
The idea would be to take the stem cells from the woman's bone marrow and then produce sperm cells with it to fertilize the egg of the other woman.
Theoretically is it possible," Professor Nayernia said. "The problem is whether the sperm cells are functional or not. I don't think there is an ethical barrier, so long as it's safe. We are in the process of applying for ethical approval.
So, my question is: where do you seek ethical approval for THIS? Professor Nayernia states:
We are preparing now to apply to use the existing bone marrow stem cell bank here in Newcastle. We need permission from the patient who supplied the bone marrow, the ethics committee and the hospital itself.
So, I guess I don't see the woman or the hospital, who has so much to gain financially, putting up much of a fight and as for the ethics committee, which is more than likely filled with scientists and health professionals with the mindset of "if you can do it then do it," I don't see much of a road block there either.

Science devoid of God seem to always reaches for the unnatural and dare I say grotesque. How far do we have to go before somebody just stands up and says...WHAT???

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