[ExI] ovary sliver storage

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 22:36:32 UTC 2007

That's good news. Here are some other links to related developments:

Artificial placenta (Huxley's group)

Artificial wombs (Kuwabara's group)*
* Kuwabara has since died. I was wondering why I was unable to find any 
more recent reports of his research when I was looking for him a few 
months ago.

Faking babies: artificial wombs, eggs, and sperm

Womb-on-a-chip (Fujii's group)
-- with Thornhill's technique we might soon see immature eggs -> embryos
--- and it would all be on silicon

Next step: stem cells -> ovarian tissue -> immature eggs. On a chip. In 
a flash of imagination, I can see complex microchips moving across the 
surface of a patient and stitching together new tissues straight from 
an internal factory [probably while the patient is submerged] for such 
problems as tissue damage. And then there are the fun cloning 
possibilities (SCNT methods?).

Sometimes I find myself jotting down notes for artificial meat machines 
and particle accelerators to wire up so that I can transform hydrogen 
into the elements required for biochemical nutrition and to take the 
energy directly from the sun to power my meat-bod (if it would still be 
meaty, that is). Anyway, one step closer.

BTW, The Bridge Centre puts their faces up on their pages:
So maybe I'll go ask for some literature from them. :)

- Bryan

On Saturday 22 September 2007 15:14, Damien Broderick wrote:
> <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/22/negg
> Clinics to grow human eggs
> By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
> Last Updated: 2:13am BST 22/09/2007
> A major advance in fertility treatment is signalled today as doctors
> unveil details of a technique that will allow human eggs to be matured
> in the laboratory from banked ovarian tissue samples.

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