Same-Sex Couples May Soon Be Able To Produce Biological Children Together, Scientists Say

Same-Sex Couples May Soon Be Able To Produce Biological Children Together, Scientists Say

Scientists say that same-sex parents may be able to produce biological children together in the very near future.

Researchers at Cambridge University and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science claim to have found a way to create human egg and sperm cells from the stem cells in the skin of two adults.

Any two adults.

Two males. Two females. It doesn’t matter.

Using stem cell lines from embryos and cells from the skin of five adults, researchers engineered sperm cells, then compared the cells with those from aborted fetuses to see if the two had matching characteristics.

Lo and behold, they did!

“We have succeeded in the first and most important step of this process,” Azim Surani, professor of physiology and reproduction at Cambridge, told the Sunday Times, “which is to show we can make these very early human stem cells in a dish.”

“It has already caused interest from gay groups because of the possibility of making egg and sperm cells from parents of the same sex,” added the head of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, Jacob Hanna.

Researchers claim that in as little as two years, the science may be advanced enough for same-sex couples to produce children that are biologically theirs.

So, all ye children-loving gay men and women who would rather die than have to sleep with a member of the opposite sex to have babies, you can relax. Science says you might not have to.

Oh, and now, let’s cue the god-fearing, science-hating Bible thumpers in 5…4…3…2…

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Previous Photo: Eggplant Wednesday
Next Dear KD: He Wants To Dance, And We Wish He Won’t

About author

You might also like

The Happenings 10 Comments

Photo: Infinix Nigeria and its homophobia

This foolishness is happening in 2018. By an internationally-recognised brand. In 2018!!! Shame on you, Infinix Nigeria! Shame on you for promoting an unhealthy environment for those who make up

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 42 Comments

Man Attacks Gay Couple Who Graduated From West Point, And Gets His Ass Subsequently Handed to Him

The first gay couple to marry at West Point, grads Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate, was recently attacked by a homophobe. Daniel graduated in 2007, then served tours in Iraq and

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 28 Comments

The Conviction of HIV-Positive Tiger Mandingo

Originally published on Buzzfeed.com with the title ‘A Black Body On Trial: The Conviction of HIV-Positive ‘Tiger Mandingo’’, this makes for quite an electric (albeit lengthy) read. Check on it

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

35 Comments

  1. Pete
    February 25, 05:55 Reply

    I love cutting edge science.

  2. Gad
    February 25, 06:00 Reply

    Waiting and watching. I pray it works so that none will marry a lady and divorce her after using her to have kids with the laughable excuse that the lady forced him to say “I do”.

    • pinkpanthertb
      February 25, 06:13 Reply

      Not so subtle shade at Kenny. Gad, I’m seeing your messy handiwork o. Lol

      • Max
        February 25, 06:34 Reply

        I’m quite surprised at his comment. It could’ve been a whole lot worse.

      • Lothario
        February 25, 06:50 Reply

        Lol…..Max I’m surprised at the subtlety employed….still though someone turn on the lights

    • JArch
      February 25, 08:21 Reply

      Hahaha Gad ooo!!!!
      You’re just mess for this

    • Ace
      February 25, 12:20 Reply

      Wow! Someone tuned it down today.

  3. Max
    February 25, 06:22 Reply

    Omg… Music to my ears. On huge traffic now.. Will comment later

  4. Lothario
    February 25, 06:46 Reply

    *dialling future husband * ‘Ello bae, they say we can born pikin o….no need to impregnate that ho anymore.

  5. tobbyjohnson
    February 25, 07:02 Reply

    wow!! Those kids re going to be a god…cos they sure would have talents and beauty.

  6. JustJames
    February 25, 07:41 Reply

    This is a bit disturbing.. Not sure why but it is.

    • Pete
      February 25, 08:23 Reply

      People saw new breakthroughs as disturbing. Give it time,you will see the benefits. Stem cell research has wide applications. Think about treatments of autoimmune diseases & diseases like cancer. And like any new breakthrough, it will have negative applications too

    • Khaleesi
      February 25, 08:30 Reply

      am with you here James, call me an old – fashioned prude but something about this level of genetic manipulation stirs some unease in me … well, hope its all for the better sha …

      • Max
        February 25, 08:52 Reply

        I knew khaleesi wouldn’t like it.
        He’s old fashioned.. **giggles

  7. Max
    February 25, 08:59 Reply

    I’m all for advancement.
    So finally I’ll be able to have that exotic baby with my boo in the near future.. Imagine how amazing that child will be.
    Well, lets wait and see.

  8. Rapu'm
    February 25, 10:18 Reply

    Wow. This is good news. Can’t wait, haha.

  9. tobby
    February 25, 11:15 Reply

    Another victory for science.. At least it would end the whole “gay couples can’t reproduce” argument

  10. Ace
    February 25, 12:25 Reply

    Something about this advancement sha… Lemme keep quiet.

  11. Khaleesi
    February 25, 12:46 Reply

    ***coughs*** has no one noticed that one of the research institutions is based in Israel … think #Israel #holyland #bible #mass opium
    ***rolls eyes from Bethlehem to Bauchi***

    • Pete
      February 25, 17:22 Reply

      Then, you don’t know Israel that much. It’s a gay-friendly country & Tel Aviv annually host a gay pride march. Visit Israel & see how 3 main religions cohabit peacefully in Jerusalem, sharing some holy sites & you’ll begin to marvel at people’s stupidity on fighting religious wars

  12. Chizzie
    February 25, 13:35 Reply

    fascinating stuff! hopefully I never have to stick my willy near a vagina to get my own kids.

    • Pete
      February 25, 17:24 Reply

      Dear Chizzie, I’m not sure the world is ready for your clones. One is enough as it is

  13. s_sensei
    February 25, 20:33 Reply

    This interesting. I want this to work for one reason. So i can ask the Christians, would such babies have souls? If yes, who would “supply” the soul? God? or the devil?

Leave a Reply