Baby Rats Born From Mice

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 30, 2006   View Article

Rat sperm cells grown in mouse testicles have been used to successfully produce healthy baby rats, scientists say.

The research proves a concept first envisioned a decade ago: that functional sperm cells from many types of animals can be produced in small surrogate fathers of a different species.

The finding has implications for species conservation as well as farming and agriculture.

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