A single could be both mother & father to a child- University of Alberta

Will advances in stem-cell research mean the birth of the biological single parent?

BY ANNE McILROY, Science reporter

The latest advances in stem-cell research mean someone could some day become a biological single parent, the source of both the egg and the sperm needed to make a baby.

“In theory, a single individual could be both mother and father to a child. The individual does not even have to be living if there is a stored sample of their cells,” the University of Alberta’s Tim Caulfield and his colleagues write in a paper in the journal Cell Stem Cell…

Courtesy: The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Section Globe Life

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