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1) BBC News | HEALTH | Eggs fertilised without sperm: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, July 10, 2001: A new revolutionary technique
by scientists in Australia has opened the doors for men who are
produce children because they have no sperm or germ cells. Using
cells called somatic cells, the procedure eliminates one set of
that somatic cells usually contain. After this separation, the
of chromosomes can combine with one set in a female egg cell.
technology has successfully been put to the test in lab cultures
eggs have been fertilized. It remains to be seen if the resultant
will be viable. As with cloning, such developments are causing forcing
religions to explore new ethical issues.