Men No Longer Needed to Create Sperm

Necuno

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http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/sciencetech/men-no-longer-necessary-for-sperm-production/750

Scientists at the University of Newcastle have managed to create human sperm cells using a female embryonic stem cell.

The researchers, led by Prof Karim Nayernia, had previously created primitive sperm cells from male bone marrow. They’re currently working on making the cells from female bone marrow, which would be much easier and more practical than creating them from embryos.

The creation means that lesbian couples could soon have children that shared the DNA of both women, rather than having one male biological father. A sperm cell created from one partner could fertilize her partner’s egg.

There is some question about whether a sperm cell created from a female could produce viable, healthy offspring. The human female sperm cells could not in their current state produce offspring as they do not have the correct amount of genetic material. The team must next have the cells undergo meiosis to make sure the cells have the correct amount of genetic material.

That will likely only be a minor roadblock. Prof Nayernia has already overcome this problem with sperm cells created from male cells. In 2006, he used sperm created from embryonic stem cells to impregnate mice. The mice produced 7 pups, although one died and the other six had health problems.

Ok, so it may be overstating it a bit to say that males will be irrelevant. Just because we’re not technically needed to breed doesn’t mean women will no longer find men attractive, right? After all, we’re good for a lot more than just baby making. We’ve got tons to offer! For instance, just the other day I assembled a chair from Ikea, and it only wobbles a tiny bit when you sit on it. Also, I’m frequently asked to kill insects. I think we men have a bright future.
 

PeterCH

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Its a little premature to say that this guy had any real success.

Secondly there's an even easier way, ultimately clone the original,
you won't even need a partner and if you're healthy - so will your be your offspring. In this way men won't need women either. Come to think of
it growing of babies completely outside of the uterus is theoretically
possible too. So women not necessary either.

IMHO women need men more. Women age quicker, they loose their looks
quicker, an woman over 30 is already too old for most men, a man over 50 is distinguished. Men get paid more, men are not prone to menstrual problems, emotional issues, pregnancy, shopping binges etc.
 

medicnick83

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just the other day I assembled a chair from Ikea, and it only wobbles a tiny bit when you sit on it. Also, I’m frequently asked to kill insects. I think we men have a bright future.
:D:D:D:D
 
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