Sperm from teeth?

New Scientist reports that Brazilian researchers are attempting to help infertile men by finding a way to turn teeth cells into sperm cells via mouse testicles:
Irina Kerkis of the Butantan Institute in São Paulo and her colleagues injected stem cells from the dental pulp of human teeth into the testes of live mice. The cells seemed to migrate to the tubules where sperm usually mature and differentiate into cells resembling human sperm.

Just one problem: "some of the human cells fused with mouse cells." Well, at least the kids would be a shoo-in for the Mouseketeers.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jul 11, 2008
     Category: Science

Sounded completely insane to me.
Posted by Alex on 07/12/08 at 10:46 AM
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