Egg and sperm are required to make a baby. What if people cannot use their egg and sperm to conceive
and a donor is not available/desired?
We want to explore with you a future method to create eggs and sperm from other body cells in vitro.
To make a baby
An egg and a sperm are needed,
either from the intended parent
or a donor
What if we could make
eggs and sperm in the lab
from a person's own skin cells?
The scientific name for this research is
"in vitro gametogenesis" or IVG for short
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Making eggs and sperm in vitro could also be very helpful for scientists to study the causes of infertility.