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Doctors believe they hove found o way to fertilise on egg with cells from any port of the body. rather than sperm. An Australian team has created embryos in this way with mice. The research, which complement efforts to enable infertile women to "re program me" donated eggs with their Own genetic recipe, was originally intended to help couples to have babies that ore their own genetic offspring, even when the man has no sperm or even sperm-making cells. This kind of researchers, in theory at least, can enable a lesbian couple to hove o baby, with one woman contributing an egg are the second a cell to fertilise it. There are theoretical problems lo overcome in combining the genes of two women, because aspects of development ore controlled by a paternal gene, when a maternal copy is turned off, and vice versa, as a result of a process called more...


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