Scientists fertilise mouse eggs without spermBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7305.127 (Published 21 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:127
- Deborah Josefson
- San Francisco
Australian researchers have devised a method of fertilising eggs without sperm. Dr Orly Lacham-Kaplan's research unit at the Monash University's Institute of Reproduction and Development in Melbourne developed the procedure with the hopes that it could one day serve as a viable alternative to sperm donation for infertile men.
Theoretically, it may also be used to produce biological children for homosexual partners of either sex. The technique relies on somatic cell transfer and is …