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Mice are producing other species' sperm
Submitted by Martin Kucej; posted on Saturday, August 17, 2002 (1 comment)
Submitter An article by Kendall Powell:

``Researchers have turned mice into factories producing goat and pig sperm - using testes grafted onto their backs. In future, transplants might preserve the fertility of cancer patients or help to conserve endangered animals.

``The procedure involves transplanting a tiny amount of testicular tissue from a newborn animal under the skin of an adult mouse. `In theory, you can make sperm from any mammalian species in the mouse,' says team leader Ina Dobrinski of the University of Pennsylvania.''

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Published in Nature, August 15th, 2002 (not free to read):
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature00918



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weird?
Submitted by Nobody; posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003
does no body thnk thats weird?
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