Mice with two genetic fathers and no biological mother have been created by scientists in the United States.
According to the study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction, the offspring was conceived in Texas by genetically manipulating egg cells to only contain male material.
By restructuring cell content from XX to XY, it meant that when the sperm fertilised the egg, it was done using male sperm and a ‘male’ egg. And now, according to the pioneer behind the stem cell research, it could create a blueprint for two men to have their own children without women.
The study was led by Richard R. Berhringer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
It has been a weird project, but we wanted to see if it could be done, he told the Evening Standard.
Some day two men could produce their own genetic sons and daughters.”