Artificially real

Artificially real researchers in the us have created artificial human eggs that contain a copy of the mother's chromosomes. Such eggs could be fertilised with the partner's sperm just like a normal egg. Researchers of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Cornell University, New York, usa, created the eggs. They presented their findings at a conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (eshre) held recently in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This technique could help those women who cannot produce eggs to have children with their own genetic features. Currently the only hope for them to become a mother is to use a donated egg and bear a child that carries the donor woman's genes. "This is preliminary work, but at least in theory it might be a way to provide children for infertile women,' said Gianpiero Palermo, who led the research.
The technique All people inherit two sets of chromosomes from their parents

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