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Do Sperm Multiply?

Sun, 27th Mar 2011

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Question

Beragon Betts, Second Life asked:

Do sperm actually multiply? I thought they were end stage?

Answer

That's absolutely right.  Sperm can't, but what they've been able to do is to make the cells that are the stem cells that make the sperm grow in the dish and then produce sperm in the dish, which is the thing that's eluded scientists for many, many years.  That's why itís such big breakthrough.

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