Scientists Create Fertile Eggs From Mouse Stem Cells (NPR)


On NPR’s All Things Considered, Ronald M. Green, the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values at Dartmouth, says a report that Japanese scientists have created eggs from stem cells in a mammal and have bred healthy offspring from the eggs evokes some concern.

“Any skin cell that you can find on the edge of a coffee cup theoretically could be induced back to being an egg, and a baby could be produced,” Green tells NPR. “When you think about the commercial possibilities of people selling to infertile people babies produced from George Clooney or Jennifer Aniston, or whatever, you have to worry about it.”

Listen to the full story, broadcast 10/4/12 on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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