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Lab-grown eggs could pave way towards new fertility treatments

Lab-grown eggs could pave way towards new fertility treatments

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the Center for Human Reproduction in NY have successfully grown human eggs in a laboratory in a major scientific breakthrough.

In a massive breakthrough, human eggs have been fully grown in a lab in a world first.

The other option for young females is to freeze ovarian tissue before treatment.

'We also hope to find out, subject to regulatory approval, whether they can be fertilised'.

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Independent experts not directly involved in this work praised it as important, but also cautioned that there is much more to do before lab-grown human eggs could be safely be made ready for fertilisation with sperm.

Step one: immature human eggs within ovarian tissue begin to develop in culture. Forty-eight cells reached the last step and of those, just nine reached the final stage.

In previous studies, scientists had grown mouse eggs to produce live offspring. "The composition of human tissue is quite different, and is not straightforward". Hamzelou reports that Telfer's team worked for years to figure out the precise cues human eggs needed to grow outside of a human.

Further, researchers want to know how healthy these eggs are and whether they can be successfully used for fertilization. Then, in 2015, a group of researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago created mature eggs from these partially developed follicles.

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There are some indications that wrinkles in the new work will need to be ironed out. Additionally, there were problems seen with the polar body, the part of the egg that carries away half of the eggs genetic material, ready for it to be "mixed" with the sperm's half.

"The patient has to go through the quick cycle of IVF before their chemo, so it can sometimes delay things, and also you may only get 15 eggs or so; because IVF is so inefficient, only having 10 or 15 eggs is not going to guarantee them a baby", said Lavery. This could starve the egg of needed nutrients.

While both steps of this new process had been completed before, this most recent research with Telfer and her team represents the first time that the process has been completed from beginning to end within a single experiment.

"What it means for us is that we now have the opportunity to stage the whole process of human egg development which we have never really had".

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The scientists from US and Britain who were working on this project said that it could one day help in developing regenerative medicine therapies and new infertility treatments.


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