In the very near future eggs may be obtained from the skin of infertile women. In mice it is possible to produce eggs from iPS, eggs that can be fertilized and produce fertile offspring. Additionally it has been demonstrated that, when transplanted into the seminiferous tubules of mice, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells obtained from the skin of men who are unable to produce sperm produce human sperm. The need to employ mice as bioreactors will soon be bypassed and the process of genesis of the gametes will take place in vitro. These studies suggest the possibility of deriving even egg cells from the skin of men and sperm from the skin of female, gametes from senescent individuals, descendants from the same individual or individuals of the same sex. These artificial gametes can be used for the treatment of infertility.
Sperm and eggs derived from skin cells of infertile men and women
Scritto da: Osvaldo Sponzilli
Professor Osvaldo Sponzilli has thirty-five years experience and is a leading authority in Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Auriculartherapy, Anti-aging medicine, Chromotherapy, Clinical research in non-conventional medicine, Emotional Psychotherapy and Past Life Regression Therapy. He has been the practitioner for members of the Italian political, cultural and show-business scene. He is the author of over 100 publications and participates in radio and television shows. He is an advisor and professor of acupuncture and homeopathy in various Italian and foreign universities. He teaches Acupuncture and Quantistic Medicine at the Tor Vergata University of Rome. He is the head of the Department of Anti-aging, Acupuncture and Homeopathic therapies of the San Pietro Fatebenefratelli Hospital of Rome. He is the President of the Institute of Research in Clinical Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Pschotherapy and Anti-aging Medicine. Managing editor of “Iniziazione” series for Edizioni Mediterranee publishing house and is a member of the scientific committee of Rivista Medicina Naturale magazine, published by “Tecniche Nuove”. He is the supervisor of Non-conventional Medicine for the Regenera Research Group.