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meera August 13, 2011 at 6:48 am

is it possible to conceive a child for a couple of 65 yrs of age through stem cell? An urgent reply will be highly
apprecited.Thank you


Dr Sam Girgis August 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Using embryonic stem cells that are derived from skin fibroblasts and the method reported in this research report, a couple of 65 years of age would be able to conceive a child. This is still an experimental research technique, and is not widely available. In addition, there may be legal barriers limiting the use of the technique depending on the country that you live in. From a scientific standpoint, the answer to your question is yes.


Jr September 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm

With the recent news that skin cells are being converted to sperm precursor cells (spermatids) in humans,
Will this technology be available soon to a couple in their 30s?


Dr Sam Girgis September 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

That is a good question. The science is definitely available. The question is whether the legal barriers will be eased or remain in place.


Josh bronstein September 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Hi. What legal barriers? I heard this will be done once the technology is deemed safe. When can I get this done. If the technology is there I can go To Europe and get it done???


Dr Sam Girgis September 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

At least in the United States, there are limitations placed upon what can be done with stem cells. In other countries, the limitations are different depending upon the country we are talking about.


Jr September 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Well, where can I get this done now???


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