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  • Lab-Grown Testicles Could One Day Help Injured Soldiers Have Kids

    Has anyone done what is described below? First time I heard this.
    "This wouldn’t be the first advance in fertility technology using testicular stem cells. For patients suffering from testicular cancer, doctors currently are able to take biopsies of testicles and freeze sperm-creating stem cells before chemotherapy, which ruins sperm production. After treatment, those stem cells are reintroduced back into the testicle and sperm creation continues."


    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/lab...iers-have-kids
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    I find the article a bit suspect, since chemo does not make most guys infertile, Only a small percentage experience this long term.As far as replacing a testicle lost to TC, I would never allow that. After having two testicles try to kill me, I will never opt to allow a third to have another shot at it.

    Dave
    Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
    Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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