Human eggs apparently now can be produced in a lab dish from stem cells derived from adult women’s ovaries.
That is the promise of groundbreaking research by Harvard Medical School professor Jonathan Tilly.
The finding raises possibilities such as a limitless supply of lab-grown human eggs for experimentation and fertilization from one woman, as well as some sort of embryonic stem cell-derived, anti-aging elixir.
Tilly’s research team at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology published their findings — which turn a half century of embryology orthodoxy on its head — in the March issue of Nature Medicine. The dogma that women inherit a fixed “bank...READ MORE