PinkNews reports that researchers from Cambridge University have discovered that it is possible to make a baby using cells from two same-sex parents, potentially allowing future gay couples to have their own biological children.
The group predicts that with their stem cell breakthrough, the technology could be ready in as little as two years.
Using skin cells, the scientists have show for the first time that it is possible to create human egg and sperm cells with stem cells.
They compared the lab-created stem cells with human cells from fetuses and found they had identical characteristics.
Azim Surani, leader of the project, told The Sunday Times, “We have succeeded in the first and most important step of this process, which is to show we can make these very early human stem cells in a dish. We have also discovered that one of the things that happens in these germ cells is that epigenetic mutations, the cell mistakes that occur with age, are wiped out.”