(News.com.au) Sperm has been created in a lab for the first time, raising the prospect of women never needing men again.
The breakthrough was made by Chinese IVF researchers experimenting with mice, The Sun reports.
They took stem cells from rodent embryos and used chemicals to transform them into primitive sperm. It was then used to fertilise eggs that produced baby mice. The healthy offspring went on to have kids of their own.
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Jiahao Sha, of Nanjing Medical University, said the technique “holds tremendous promise”.