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Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells

A Japanese research team made immature human eggs from stem cells that were derived from human blood. The technique brings scientists a step closer to being able to mass-produce human eggs.
Immature human eggs (pink) were created by Japanese researchers using stem cells that were derived from blood cells. Source: Courtesy of Saitou Lab

Scientists say they have taken a potentially important — and possibly controversial — step toward creating human eggs in a lab dish.

A team of Japanese scientists turned human blood cells into stem cells, which they then transformed into very immature human eggs.

The eggs are far too immature to be fertilized or make a baby. And much more research would be needed to create eggs

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