Would you want a baby born from skin cells? It worked for mice10/6/2012
We honestly can't believe this is possible, but scientists at Kyoto University in Japan have used mouse skin to grow new baby mice. Seriously. Stem cells, which can be manipulated to become any kind of cell, were taken from the mice’s skin and then turned into eggs. Those eggs were then fertilized, and they eventually grew into mice. Or, as the BBC puts it: The baby mice's "'grandmother' was a cell in a laboratory dish." While it’s debatable whether this is good news for typically über-fertile mice, it's potentially life-changing for humans who've struggled to bear their own children. One scientist said these findings could be revolutionary: "If you can show it works in human cells, it is like the Holy Grail of reproductive biology." [Source]
Would you approve of this scientific process for humans?