NEO.LIFE and Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter: Get Ready for Same Sex Reproduction

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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