Using stem cell-derived gametes for same-sex reproduction: an alternative scenario

  title={Using stem cell-derived gametes for same-sex reproduction: an alternative scenario},
  author={Seppe Segers and Heidi Mertes and Guido Pennings and Guido de Wert and Wybo J. Dondorp},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  pages={688 - 691}
It has been suggested that future application of stem-cell derived gametes (SCD-gametes) might lead to the possibility for same-sex couples to have genetically related children. Still, for this to become possible, the technique of gamete derivation and techniques of reprogramming somatic cells to a pluripotent state (directly or via somatic cell nuclear transfer) would have to be perfected. Moreover, egg cells would have to be derived from male cells and sperm cells from female cells, which is… 

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