Rat Pups Are Born From Sperm Artificially: Artificial sperm have been around for a while, but they’ve always been tricky to create in a lab. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Tokyo created artificial sperm by using stem cells into spermatids and injecting them into rats. This breakthrough could mean that artificial gametes can treat Infertility. It could help people unable to produce their eggs or sperm because of infertility issues.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan have born rat pups from sperm artificially produced in the lab. The researchers used stem cells to create tiny packages of genetic material. It is injected into female mice to reproduce with no hereditary defects or abnormalities. Thanks to the procedure, two identical humans can produce healthy babies. Despite numerous attempts, no pregnancies failed, resulting in the passing of either parent while pregnant (or after birth).
Scientists claim that this technology can help them learn more about infertility problems. It can also develop novel treatments for the condition. According to the researchers, the discovery may allow stem cells to produce synthetic sperm. Spermocytes are immature sperm cells that form in the testis. Stem cells made them. It can become other types of cells in the body other than egg cells.
In this case, scientists first turned embryonic stem cells into spermatids. It injected those spermatids into the testes of rats, where they matured and produced healthy offspring. Artificial gametes, or sex cells, could one day help people unable to make their eggs or sperm because of fertility issues or cancer treatment.
Scientists from Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI)
Scientists from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have successfully created artificial sperm in a lab. The team led by HSCI director Dr. Keith Joung created stem cells from skin cells, which were then injected into rat testes to produce healthy offspring. The treatment could help people with fertility issues or cancer treatment that destroys the patient’s reproductive organs.
The research is still in its early stages. But artificial sperm could be used to help thousands of people who are unable to produce their eggs or sperm. It means that someone with cancer treatment could have a baby without having any problems. It’s also possible that scientists can create drugs that mimic the functionality of natural gametes. It is helpful for the treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.”