Stem Cells Changed Into Precursors For Sperm, Eggs

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 14:07 in Biology & Nature

Human embryonic stem cells derived from excess IVF embryos may help scientists unlock the mysteries of infertility for other couples struggling to conceive, according to new research. Researchers at the school have devised a way to efficiently coax the cells to become human germ cells -- the precursors of egg and sperm cells -- in the laboratory.

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