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Japan team offers fertility hope with stem cell eggs

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Japanese stem cell scientists raised hopes of a cure for infertility in humans Friday when they announced they had created viable eggs using normal cells from adult mice. 

This handout picture, released from Kyoto University, shows a mouse (R) which was born from an egg cell, made from indiced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells of a mouse, and this mouse's offspring. Hopes of a cure for infertility in humans were raised Friday after Japanese stem cell researchers announced they had created viable eggs using normal cells from adult mice.

The breakthrough raises the possibility that women who are unable to produce eggs naturally could have them created in a test tube from their own cells and then implanted in their body.

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