Friday, July 31, 2009

Welcome to the genetic supermarket

Michael Cook

The good news is that the male of the species will not be placed on the endangered species list.
It’s amazing how a simple press release can instantly capture the imagination of media around the globe. A few weeks ago British scientists announced that they had created human sperm cells from embryonic stem cells for the first time. This provoked snickers everywhere about a future when men are no longer needed to propagate the species.

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