The following comes from a September 14 Christian Post article by Leonardo Blair:
In defiance of nature and centuries of accepted wisdom, scientists from a leading university in the United Kingdom unveiled new research on Tuesday suggesting that in the distant future two men could come together to make a baby and eliminate the need for eggs from women.
Department of Biology & Biochemistry scientists at the University of Bath announced that they have developed a method of injecting mouse parthenogenotes with sperm that allows them to become healthy baby mice with a success rate of up to 24 percent.
The researchers from the University of Bath say the discovery challenges two centuries of accepted wisdom that egg cells are required for the creation of offspring.
“The baby mice born as a result of the technique seem completely healthy, but their DNA started out with different epigenetic marks compared with normal fertilization. This suggests that different epigenetic pathways can lead to the same developmental destination, something not previously shown,” said the University of Bath.
In an interview with the BBC, Perry said removing the need for an egg could have a wider impact on society.
“One possibility, in the distant future, is that it might be possible that ordinary cells in the body can be combined with a sperm so that an embryo is formed,” Perry said.
This means two men could have a child, with one donating an ordinary cell and the other, sperm. A man could theoretically also have his own child using his own cells and sperm and that child would end up being more like a non-identical twin than a clone.