My latest story … When artificial sperm and eggs become a reality, the sex of your baby-making partner won’t matter.

Sex Cells

If it does work, the first application likely would be in reversing infertility: men would have new sperm made and women would have new eggs made from other cells in their bodies.

The Future of Family

But a more mind-bending trick is also possible: that cells from a man could be turned into egg cells and cells from a woman could be turned into sperm cells. And that would be an even bigger leap in reproductive medicine than in-vitro fertilization. It would alter our concept of family in ways we are only beginning to imagine.

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Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over. A review of the genetic testing company GenePeeks.

My first feature for Wired magazine founder Jane Metcalfe’s new publication, , about the Neo-biological revolution. I’ll be regularly covering Advanced Reproductive Technology and how new advancements in the field are changing our lives, our families and the lives of our children.

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Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over.

“It is likely that within a few decades, people will look back on our current circumstance with a sense of disbelief that we screened for so few conditions. They will also be puzzled and dismayed, as I am now, that our healthcare system put so many couples in an unnecessarily…

In the late afternoon on January 21st, I took my four-and–half- year-old son to downtown San Francisco to march with women and men. We carried two signs. One that called out “Family Inclusion: Do-it-Yourself Moms Against Trump.” The other, which he helped me hold, said “Four-and-Half-Year-Olds-For-Feminism.” …

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

Editor, & , author of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family

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