Scientists say they can make human egg from skin of two men

Posted: March 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Babies with two fathers or two mothers could soon become a reality Egg and sperm cells can be made using skin from two same sex adults Scientists say technique could be used to create baby two years from now Breakthrough could help infertile or gay couples to have children But concerns have been raised about prospect of 'designer babies'

By Ben Spencer for the Daily Mail

Published: 20:21 EST, 22 February 2015 | Updated: 20:22 EST, 22 February 2015

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Babies with two fathers or two mothers could become a reality after a breakthrough by researchers at Cambridge.

They have shown that it is possible to make human egg and sperm cells using skin from two adults of the same sex.

The development could help men and women who have become infertile through disease or gay couples to have children.

But critics voiced concern, arguing that the breakthrough brings closer the prospect of 'designer babies', in which the looks, character and health attributes of children would be selected by parents.

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