Scientists ‘grow’ sperm; make men obsolete

In a development sure to please ex-wives, scientists in Japan may have made men obsolete.

This husband mouse, reached by e-mail, said his wife froze his testicles years ago.

This husband mouse, reached by e-mail, said his wife froze his testicles years ago.

According to Nature, a magazine for people with giant brains, the scientists were able to grow sperm from long-frozen neonatal mouse testes, aka baby rodent testicles.

Sperm, complete with iconic flapping tails (aka flagella), was “grown” by soaking the tissue in a fluid used to harvest embryonic stem cells, according to the article.

The researchers injected the man-made sperm into egg cells. A few weeks later, surrogate mouse moms delivered fatherless children who will never learn how to properly appreciate baseball.

It’s quite the breakthrough. Allegedly, highly intelligent men have been trying to grow lab sperm for almost 100 years with no success.

The new technique may eventually help infertile males and endangered species, which may include men if female scientists ever get wind of this.

13 comments Add your comment

Old Geezer

March 24th, 2011
4:01 pm

Women will still need us to move the ‘fridge and kill bugs for them.

BettyLou

March 24th, 2011
4:03 pm

So now I’m expected to buy myself dinner?

Mary Ann

March 24th, 2011
6:26 pm

We’ll keep a few for heavy lifting!!

brad

March 24th, 2011
7:08 pm

Internet porn is doing the same to women.

Blue

March 24th, 2011
7:53 pm

wow…so many things to say;

1. How on earth will cars ever get parked between the lines?
2. Who is going to put the seat down (I know, I know…if there are no men, it will never be up).
3. Who is going to discipline the kids?
4. Who are you going to rub you freezing cold butt and feet on under the blankets when you are cold?
5. Who are you going to pick on when you are PMS-ing?
6. Who is going to show you how to use the remote control?

v

March 24th, 2011
8:43 pm

I don’t see any down side to this.

Barack Obama

March 24th, 2011
8:57 pm

I thought this article would be about vibrators. They’ve definitely made me obsolete with Michelle!

kiana

March 25th, 2011
7:57 pm

Well we’ll still need men for the testes used to grow sperm!

ThisCan'tBeAGoodThing

March 27th, 2011
4:35 am

That tsunami hit the wrong part of Japan…this is NOT NATURAL!!

Yuan Hua Lim

March 29th, 2011
1:59 am

I see, for mice? Lol, wait till you can create monkey or dog working sperms then we’ll talk. For now, leave your feminists rants to yourself.

Rodney Ho

March 30th, 2011
11:10 pm

Really, George? What on earth does this have to do with the price of tea in China? B-O-R-I-N-G. Still not as hot as Mr. Ho, no matter how you comb your hair.

Henry Hotspur

April 6th, 2011
5:47 pm

I’ve been treated like i was obsolete for years, this just puts the lid on the casket.

Henry Hotspur

April 6th, 2011
5:53 pm

But if Germaine Greer wants me euthanased, she’s going to have to come over here and slit my throat personally.