Development Of Cells And Pluripotent Germ Cells

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Development of germ cells from embryonic stem cells and pluripotent germ cells.

The need to have children is one that outstrips almost all other desires in life; however, many biological and environmental issues have arisen to deny some of this natural opportunity afforded to many others. From this we have seen the rise of solutions such as assisted reproduction which affords the chance for people to experience child rearing and care however, it does not offer in most cases the opportunity for the experience to be with their own biological children. The need of people to have biological children has given rise to research in to deriving gametes from other sources such as pluripotent stem cells or embryonic stem cells.
Infertility is caused by a multitude of different issues ranging from environmental factors to genetic problems that causes sperm to not form or function properly. From this, 15% of couples are unable to conceive a child after 1 year and after 2 years 10% are still unable. (Male Infertility Best Practice Policy Committee of the American Urological Association, & Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2006). Couples with issues with conception, male specific and female specific issues contribute to 33% each of all infertility cases with the remainder caused by compatibility issues or unknown complications (womenshealth.gov, 2012).
Science has strived to help couples that deal with the infertility with the development of in…
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