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Scientists Make Sperm in a Dish

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Science  12 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5652, pp. 1875
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5652.1875a

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Two independent teams have shown that sperm can develop in the lab from mouse embryonic stem cells, although no one has yet repeated the feat with human cells or shown that the dish-derived mouse gametes can produce live offspring.