Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Gametes: Truth and (Potential) Consequences

Debra J.H. Mathews, Peter J. Donovan, John Harris, Robin Lovell-Badge, Julian Savulescu, Ruth Faden

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An emerging body of data suggests that pluripotent stem cells may be able to differentiate to form eggs and sperm. We discuss the state of the science and the potential social implications and offer recommendations for addressing some of the ethical and policy issues that would be raised by the availability of stem cell-derived gametes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalCell stem cell
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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