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Growing human testis tissue in mice to study human reproductive disorders

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Human reproductive disorders such as low-sperm count and testicular cancer can start early in development so it is hard to know 20-30 years later what might have caused them. Professor Richard Sharpe, MRC, explains that growing human testis tissue in mice allows scientists to measure the impact of the chemicals that are suspected to cause reproductive disorders.

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Human reproductive disorders such as low-sperm count and testicular cancer can start early in development so it is hard to know 20-30 years later what might have caused them. Professor Richard Sharpe, MRC, explains that growing human testis tissue in mice allows scientists to measure the impact of the chemicals that are suspected to cause reproductive disorders. This is just one example of human tissue in animals considered by the Academy for Medical Sciences consultation that can be read here: http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/p47prid77.html

Last edited: 18 November 2014 16:13