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Tennisation
Oct 12th, 2012, 12:59 AM
Recent findings by a group of Scientists from the Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have taken the Scientific World by storm, and this has raised numerous questions about the findings, and the potential uses and abuses.

This discovery will allow gay men to create an egg of their own, not having to use a donated egg from a female donor, thereby allowing creation of a child born with both parents DNA, not just the DNA of one of the men and the DNA from the egg donor, as is currently the case. This finding has the potential to invigorate the LGBT community, and whispers of it’s use in this manner are already beginning.

The Japanese research team, led by Mitinori Saitou of Kyoto University in Japan, said that they had finally attained their seemingly insurmountable objective, creating eggs from embryonic stem cells, as well as producing eggs that will become healthy offspring.

The most astonishing part of the discovery was that the bio-engineered eggs were the fertilized in-vitro with sperm created from stem cells as well, and then implanted in the mice.

The resulting pregnancy produced healthy mice, and so far, this accomplishment is a rousing success.

The embryonic stem cells used in the study were a different kind of stem cell than we are used to hearing about. When we think of stem cells, we think of umbilical cord stem cells. But this differing type of stem cell, referred to as Induced pluripotent stem cells, can be obtained from the skin cells of a mouse, and a human as well.

This brings the debate over potential uses and abuses to the forefront.

As I stated in my article yesterday, this discovery could lead to cloning of humans without the need for either a man or a women. Depending on your point of view, this can be termed either way, as an abuse or a use.

But just the fact that this discovery has been attained leads us to imagine all of the most wondrous uses for this new, emerging technology.

This will be a boon for older women that wish to have children later in life, because of a new marriage, or just because they want to. Then there are women with infertility issues, such as lack of viable egg creation or miscarriage problems. Bio-engineered eggs made from stem cells could be created and refined to eliminate these problems, giving these unfortunate women hope.

Let us not forget same sex couples. This discovery could also lead to gay men in same sex relationships having the ability to create an offspring completely from just the 2 donors DNA. Skin cells from one of the men can be used to create the egg, and sperm, or sperm created from the skin cells of the other man can be used to fertilize the egg in-vitro, only leaving the surrogate uterus for implantation question on the table.

If Scientists ever discover a way to create a viable womb that eliminates the need for a women’s uterus, it would be a shocking discovery, one that may lead us down a path of no return.

As with all things, this discovery is not a question of if, only when.

It would appear that this is the next avenue for discovery for the Kyoto Team, and I will bet someone or some other research facility is already currently seeking out this eventuality, and it will be attained someday.

Someday will be here soon enough I think.

Article by Jim Donahue.

http://guardianlv.com/2012/10/stem-cell-discovery-will-allow-gay-men-to-create-their-own-eggs-for-surrogate-birth/

Dav.
Oct 12th, 2012, 01:51 AM
This makes me incredibly happy.

Hurley
Oct 12th, 2012, 02:31 AM
GREAT! I have tons of stem cells!! :D

Now I just need a boyfriend :tears: :hysteric: :crying2: :baby: :rain:

ServeCaspian
Oct 12th, 2012, 02:39 AM
Good news and it makes me very happy/optimistic about future parenthood, although as the article states: Science will eventually go beyond the point of no return. Governments treat us like livestock as it is, imagine when they're producing us on demand. :help:

Novichok
Oct 12th, 2012, 02:54 AM
I bet this will be very expensive.

Tennisation
Oct 12th, 2012, 02:55 AM
I bet this will be very expensive.Not in India, America's outsourcing hotspot for surrogate mothers :tape:

égalité
Oct 12th, 2012, 02:59 AM
GREAT! I have tons of stem cells!! :D

Now I just need a boyfriend :tears: :hysteric: :crying2: :baby: :rain:

Well I like your taste in Golden Girls episodes :hehehe:

Hurley
Oct 12th, 2012, 03:11 AM
Maybe you can prove the equation I've heard that goes U + ME = US :inlove:

I think it was some PhDs that solved it :oh:

Tennisation
Oct 12th, 2012, 03:13 AM
Maybe you can prove the equation I've heard that goes U + ME = US :inlove:

I think it was some PhDs that solved it :oh:I believe it was a bored certified PhDuh

égalité
Oct 12th, 2012, 03:17 AM
Maybe you can prove the equation I've heard that goes U + ME = US :inlove:

I think it was some PhDs that solved it :oh:

I'll make it my dissertation. The title will be ME = U(S-1) :inlove:

Novichok
Oct 12th, 2012, 03:25 AM
Not in India, America's outsourcing hotspot for surrogate mothers :tape:

I hope they create artificial wombs. It'd be cool to grow a baby at home.

Six Feet Under
Oct 12th, 2012, 03:59 AM
OMFG this is the news of the decade :speakles:

skanky~skanketta
Oct 12th, 2012, 08:59 AM
Riveting!

Sam L
Oct 12th, 2012, 09:38 AM
How exciting!

Pops Maellard
Oct 12th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Even if I get a partner and would want to have a kid with him (doubts), I'd still want his DNA only ;).

Interesting news though ;).

Sam L
Oct 12th, 2012, 09:57 AM
Even if I get a partner and would want to have a kid with him (doubts), I'd still want his DNA only ;).

Interesting news though ;).
If we're to have a kid, my DNA is going in. But I, too, doubt whether I want a child. I will be a Scarlett O'Hara type mother. I mean, father. ;)

Miss Atomic Bomb
Oct 12th, 2012, 09:57 AM
Scary and exciting.

Even if I would want to have a kid with him (doubts), I'd still want his DNA only .

This. I don't think I want a kid with my DNA

Valanga
Oct 12th, 2012, 10:07 AM
GREAT! I have tons of stem cells!! :D

Now I just need a boyfriend :tears: :hysteric: :crying2: :baby: :rain:

*pickme*

Yoncé
Oct 12th, 2012, 10:16 AM
That's incredible news :speakles:: that's so exciting. This is crazy :lol: wow, haha!

Pops Maellard
Oct 12th, 2012, 10:24 AM
Scary and exciting.



This. I don't think I want a kid with my DNA
Aw, why? My reasoning is my family's history of mental illness.

Steven.
Oct 12th, 2012, 10:39 AM
tbh I wouldn't want my genes in my baby's if I had one if only for completely superficial reasons :hysteric: but fab news of course!

Sammo
Oct 12th, 2012, 10:59 AM
From a scientific point of view, I'm really impressed.

Julian.
Oct 12th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Awesome news. I always wish I can have a kid (biological one) with my future husband one day :sobbing:

But i bet it would be very expensive :sobbing:

Imperfect Angel
Oct 12th, 2012, 12:18 PM
:cheer:

stromatolite
Oct 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Great news, but watch out for the fundamentalist backlash :unsure:

silverwhite
Oct 12th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Best news in ages :cheer:

Londoner
Oct 12th, 2012, 05:45 PM
I don't get the craze to have kids. I think there's a lot of ego involved. But hey, if this happens there's more choice for more people.

But what about all the kids that need adopting? There'll be even fewer adoptions and more kids in care. If anyone really wants children (for the right reasons) then why not adopt? Why the obsession with having biological children? Is it all ego?

Olórin
Oct 12th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Going from research to actual real-life application and marketing of the technology are two completely worlds. I hope it will come soon enough for most of us.

I don't get the craze to have kids.
Umm, k.

delicatecutter
Oct 12th, 2012, 06:08 PM
I hate that so many people who have no business being parents have kids and then ruin their lives. I wish I had been aborted instead.

NyCPsU
Oct 12th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Wally just spreading joy throughout non-tennis today. :sobbing:

Cajka
Oct 12th, 2012, 07:12 PM
But what about all the kids that need adopting? There'll be even fewer adoptions and more kids in care. If anyone really wants children (for the right reasons) then why not adopt? Why the obsession with having biological children? Is it all ego?

Yes. This discovery also solves an infertility problem, so this was my first thought too.

Hurley
Oct 13th, 2012, 12:42 AM
*pickme*

LOL you'd leave me for the next ATP mug player you'd see on TV :hysteric:

Expat
Oct 13th, 2012, 01:42 AM
Good news. I never get why gay guys clamor for adopting breeders mistakes. My plan in case we ever had kids was to have our sisters donate eggs for surrogacy. (my sperm with his sister's eggs and vice versa). probably this will eliminate that need.

njnetswill
Oct 13th, 2012, 03:38 AM
I don't get the craze to have kids. I think there's a lot of ego involved. But hey, if this happens there's more choice for more people.

But what about all the kids that need adopting? There'll be even fewer adoptions and more kids in care. If anyone really wants children (for the right reasons) then why not adopt? Why the obsession with having biological children? Is it all ego?

And what life choices don't involve ego? Everything in life is about self-interest, including the pursuit of romantic relationships to begin with.