Whoa: Scientist-made sperm.

A friend of mine sent me this article this morning on the BBC web site about scientists in the Newcastle who have created the first man-made (well, scientist-made in a lab anyways) sperm.

Developed using stem cells, the little guys are able to swim on their own. There’s still a good five years before the process is perfected, but some benefits are obvious — better medical testing, a possible breakthrough fertility option for men who are sterile or lesbian couples wanting children. However, am I the only one who thinks using laboratory-made sperm would be a little creepy? What do you think?

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