These experiments on mammalian reproduction will challenge the very biological purpose of the female, removing the biological mother from the most intimate part of the reproduction process. The biological mother is replaced with a new concept of reproduction that utilizes a genetic merger of male stem cells to generate a massive number of eggs for the selection of the most desired genetic traits in offspring.
The research will soon be carried out in humans through in vitro gametogenesis (IVG). This experimental procedure reprograms adult male stem cells to become usable eggs. IVG is supposed to produce a more stable eggs supply than the current in vitro fertilization process that is intended to help infertile women conceive. In many cases, IVF fails, leading to further pain, suffering and death. Now, the global fertility industry is looking to create life by leaving women out of this sacred process.
In Dr. Katsuhiko Hayashi’s research, 630 embryos were manufactured from the manipulated male stem cell eggs and sperm. Over a half dozen were selected, and they matured into baby mice without any genetic defects.
Stanford University’s Henry Greely, a legal scholar who specializes in the ethics of biotechnology, believes IVG is the future, even for people who have no fertility issues. “The reasoning is that, if IVG proves capable of producing viable eggs in copious amounts, it could allow the production of a large enough number of embryos to allow screening for a wide number of genetic traits, and that could be something many parents might want,” he suggests. Many news outlets praised Dr. Hayashi’s research for paving a way for human same-sex reproduction. However, even Hayashi admits that the technology may only work for rodents and will face ethical hurdles if it is to come to fruition in humans.
“It (will be) difficult to produce babies from male-male (human) couples because of both technical and ethical reasons,” Hayashi told eager members of the press. “But it is theoretically possible to produce babies from male-male couples, as shown in this study.”
Dr. Hayashi is already working with the LGBTQ community to introduce the homosexual-designer-baby technology to humans. He is currently working with Matt Krisiloff, founding member of Open AI and founder of a fertility research company named Conception. Krisiloff describes himself as “gay” and desires to have biological children with the person he has devoted his life to. “I myself am gay and something I’m very personally interested in in terms of how it could allow people like me to be able to have biological children with their partners,” Matt Krisiloff told the Economist.
The technology offers a strange sense of hope for transgenders who hope to play some role in having biological children, despite being castrated. Krisiloff’s company ultimately wants to use the technology to mass produce eggs from two stem cell donors, so they can have the manufactured eggs genetically tested and sorted out for the most desirable traits. This would allow the biological parents to choose which eggs are most desirable to them, discarding the inherent value of life and denigrating the very nature of human life and the sacredness of conception. The physical and spiritual consequences of these experiments and the ethical and human rights issues that result from this mad science do not matter to the company Conception. As noted on the company’s front page: “This could become one of the most important technologies ever created.”