UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th. It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...
September 20, 2016
'Tricking' an egg and abusing science
The tabloid headlines suggest scientists have found a way to use skin cells instead of eggs to create human embryos, meaning in a futuristic sense two men could use the that method to reproduce.
Dr. David Prentice of the Charlotte Lozier Institute tells OneNewsNow the tabloids are wrong.
“What they actually did was they took an egg and they started it growing as an embryo, what's called a parthanogenetic embryo,” he explains. “You can trick an egg into thinking it's been fertilized, and it'll start growing like any other embryo but it only has female chromosomes.”