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First human eggs grown to maturity in laboratory

by Futures Centre, Feb 12
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For the first time researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and the Centre for Human Reproduction in New York, have managed to grow human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity. Ordinarily eggs must be brought to full maturity within the ovary, before being removed and harvested for fertility treatment.

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This new process would allow for ovarian tissue to be harvested directly, and eggs matured later on in a laboratory. It is currently in its early stages, with much more work needed before it becomes widely available.

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