Male egg
Male eggs are the result of a process in which the eggs of a female would be emptied of their genetic contents (a technique similar to that used in the cloning
Cloning in biology is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. Cloning in biotechnology refers to processes used to create copies of DNA fragments , cells , or...

 process), and those contents would be replaced with male DNA. Such eggs could then be fertilized by sperm. The procedure was conceived by Dr. Calum MacKellar, a Scottish bioethicist. With this technique, two males could be the biological parents of a child. However, such a procedure would additionally require an artificial womb or a female gestational carrier.

In 2003, researcher Hans Schöler at the University Of Pennsylvania successfully created eggs using both male and female mouse DNA.

See also

  • Female sperm
    Female sperm
    Female Sperm is a term that refers to a sperm that contains an X chromosome, produced in the usual way by a male, referring to the fact that when such a sperm fertilizes an egg, a female child is born. However, since the late 1980s, scientists have explored how to produce sperm whereby all of the...

  • Male lactation
    Male lactation
    Male lactation in zoology means production of milk from mammary glands in the presence of physiological stimuli connected with nursing infants. It is well documented in the Dayak fruit bat.The term male lactation is not used in human medicine...

  • Male pregnancy
    Male pregnancy
    Male pregnancy refers to the incubation of one or more embryos or fetuses by male members of any species. In nearly all heterogamous animal species, offspring are ordinarily carried by the female until birth, but in fish of the Syngnathidae family , males perform this function...

  • Same-sex marriage and procreation
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