Pluripotent stem cell-derived gametes: truth and (potential) consequences.

Journal: 
Cell Stem Cell
Publication Year: 
2009
Authors: 
Debra J H Mathews , Peter J Donovan , John Harris , Robin Lovell-Badge , Julian Savulescu , Ruth Faden
Public Summary: 
Scientific Abstract: 
An emerging body of data suggests that pluripotent stem cells may be able to differentiate to form eggs and sperm. We discuss the state of the science and the potential social implications and offer recommendations for addressing some of the ethical and policy issues that would be raised by the availability of stem cell-derived gametes.

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