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Lab Created Sperm as Men Allowed to Go Infertile

06 Jan

     In the age of plummeting fertility scientists are on the precipice of finding the way to make human sperm in a lab. This would be a great leap forward for the infertility medical industries, but there is always more to look at. The most important reason for developing such a method is the quiet disaster of male fertility rates. Some researchers show that the average male sperm count has been slashed in half over the past half a century. So a method like this would be greatly needed in the very near future if this trend continues. Soon only those who have access to laboratory manufactured sperm could have the possibility of producing an offspring. Then comes into the question from a near future where socialism and the supposed “greater good” of the state or (as is more likely in our future) economy, who will be allowed to have access to such science to have an offspring? While there is a call from all “progressives” for greater population control, is this such an unusual possibility? We shouldn’t stop progressing the sciences due to a fear of some chaotic future, but we need all the information while realizing what we have right in front of us. People are very unaware of the server problem with male fertility. We need to have those with the knowledge to tell us the sources of the catalysts to the major increase of male infertility. If you do the research plastics, drugs, modern food production and various types of radiation have greatly increased male infertility. The greatest shame is those who release these toxins almost always know of the eventual side effects and disregarded for various reasons. We need to reclaim our health and realize the amazing power of the human body. In this case, if we cleaned up these toxins the human body can almost always do it all its self. If we trust science to patch up this problem of infertility a major disaster will brew in the shadows. 


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Scientists grow sperm in laboratory dish

Scientists have made a major breakthrough that could soon see human sperm grown in the laboratory.

Sperm being prepared for IVF treatment

Sperm being prepared for IVF treatment Photo: Eddie Mulholland
6:53PM GMT 02 Jan 2012
The development opens up the possibility of infertile men being able to father their own children rather than using donor sperm.
Researchers in Germany and Israel were able to grow mouse sperm from a few cells in a laboratory dish.
In a world first a team headed by Professor Stefan Schlatt, at Muenster University in Germany, were able to grow sperm by using germ cells. These are the cells in testicles that are responsible for sperm production.
Scientists grew the sperm by surrounding the germ cells in a special compound called agar jelly to create an environment similar to that found in testicles.
Prof. Mahmoud Huleihel, who also grew the sperm at Israel’s Ben Gurion University in Beersheba, said: “I believe it will eventually be possible to routinely grow human male sperm to order by extracting tissue containing germ cells from a man’s testicle and stimulating sperm production in the laboratory.”
The findings of the sperm trial have been revealed in a major scientific journal published by Nature.
Now the scientists who made the discovery have begun experiments that will hopefully lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ – human sperm grown outside a man’s body.
Stephen Gordon, a leading NHS male infertility consultant, praised the breakthrough.
He said:”This is an amazing development that could revolutionise fertility treatment and allow every man to be a natural father.
“Infertile men naturally want to be the father of their child but at present have to accept that can’t happen. With the mouse discovery, that could now be a possibility.”
Professor Richard Sharpe, one of the UK’s top fertility scientists, based at Edinburgh University, who hopes to work on the project, said: “This is a significant step forward towards making human sperm.”
The problem of male infertility has grown over the last 50 years and has been matched by huge decrease in sperm counts in men. Some of this has been attributed to environmental factors such as pollution and female hormones appearing in plastic packaging. 
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