Skin Cells Helping those Trying to Conceive through IVF

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For men or women who have been trying to get pregnant due to issues with making eggs or sperm, a recent breakthrough in fertility could hold the answers for creating the families they’ve been hoping for. Researchers have been able to create primordial germs cells (the cells that eventually make eggs or sperm) out of skin cells. This has been done in mice, but this is the first time it has been done successfully in humans. Besides giving us more information about disease and epigenetic reprogramming, this could lead the way in new fertility treatments. If things progress as they hope, we could be able to create our own eggs and sperm within five to seven years.

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