A real breakthrough was made by scientists from the Institute of Lyon. They are synthesized artificial sperm in the laboratory. The resulting material is identical to the seminal fluid of animals, the sperm are active and potentially able to fertilize the egg, writes The Telegraph.
Within four years, the technology will be ready for clinical trials and introduction into medical practice. Artificial sperm will help men suffering from infertility.
As starting material, the researchers used infertile sperm from the testes of six men and put them in the bioreactor. With the help of special technologies conducted spermatogenesis in the course of which turned out to be the new active sperm.
While preliminary results of tests, scientists have not been reported. Medical experts with skepticism until we look at a new study.