Scientists at Cambridge University recently made a major scientific breakthrough. After a lot of research and lab tests on mice, they discovered that an embryonic cell can be created with the genes of both parents of the same gender. This discovery is worth celebrating as it means that gay couples could now have babies with both their genes. Up until now, same-sex couples usually had children with the help of either sperm or egg donors as well as surrogacy. This meant that the baby would only have one parent’s genes instead of both. However, this recent scientific development could change all of that.
During the stem cell research at Cambridge, scientists discovered that the human skin cells and an adult cell called Fibroblast could be turned into embryonic stem cells. The researchers at Cambridge University and Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have shown that these embryonic stem cells can be programmed to form primordial germ cells. These germ cells can further be turned into either sperm or egg cells. After a series of tests on mice and gaining immense knowledge by doing so, there is not much time left before science could create an embryo with the genes of either both men or both women.
This news will, however, bring about a lot of criticism and opposition from religious leaders as well as anti-gay and anti-lesbian crowds. Many of these individuals feel that same-sex marriages are “disgusting” or “sinful” mainly because these couples cannot give birth and have to take help through surrogacy or adoption. This discovery will change that. It is indeed a time of celebrations for same-sex couples as they could finally have children with both their qualities and basically, both their genes.
Once the time comes for same-sex couples to have their own embryo created, it will be a time when all the world could finally be happy. Same-sex couples always wish for that genetic relation between them and their children, and this will help them achieve that. This will also completely change the world of reproductive science. Thus, the world where same-sex couples could have their own embryos made, is eagerly awaited.