Could Same-Sex Couples Soon Conceive a Child with Both Their DNA?
January 15, 2018
(NBC News) – A recent scientific development could lead to new infertility treatments and bring same-sex couples one step closer to conceiving a child with both their DNA. Dr. Azim Surani, a prominent scientist at the University of Cambridge, said he and his colleagues made a major discovery in mimicking the way the body creates sperm from stem cells. During a conference in London last month, he discussed the results of his not-yet-published study. He claimed his team had witnessed embryonic cells undergo a process called “erasure” in a lab. The process is necessary to prevent DNA mutations from being passed to offspring.