Jan 4, 2021

For the First Time, Scientists Grow Human Sperm Stem Cells in Lab

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We think our approach — which is backed up by several techniques, including single-cell RNA-sequencing analysis — is a significant step toward bringing SSC therapy into the clinic, Miles Wilkinson, an obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences researcher at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in a press release.

SSCs can generate more stem cells and as many as 1, 000 sperm every couple of seconds — but until this new study, published Monday in the journal PNAS, scientists were unable to differentiate and isolate SSCs from other, similar cells in the testicles.

Next, our main goal is to learn how to maintain and expand human SSCs longer so they might be clinically useful, Wilkinson said in the release.

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