How frozen testicles can produce healthy offspring

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There’s now a breakthrough procedure that could allow men who lose their fertility through cancer treatments to ensure their future of having children. Japanese scientists have been able to produce live mice from frozen testicle tissue by defrosting it and growing living sperm. After the experiment is optimised in animals it’s anticipated it could bring hope to couples facing a difficult road to fertility after cancer.

 

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