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New ovum for late life pregnancies
I heard on NPR the other day that researchers in Boston have found cells inside mice that can be used to generate new eggs, and they believe that the same cells exist inside human ovaries. They propose that these cells can be stimulated to grow new eggs, for women who are otherwise sterile, either through menopause, from chemotherapy, or other health issues. I would like to know the community's thoughts on two separate aspects: 1) the biology behind this research ( explain to me how these cells can become new eggs), and 2) what would be the sociological implications for a society in which women can wait until their forties and even fifties to begin bearing children?