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Human eggs grown to maturity in lab: researchers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment, they announced in a study published Friday. Researchers in New York and Edinburgh developed a new method to grow eggs from very early-stage cells obtained from ovary tissue, a team reported in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction. This had previously been achieved with mouse egg cells, while human eggs had been successfully cultivated starting from a much later stage of development. read more


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