Sex Not Necessary for Reproduction: Stanford Professor’s Prediction Suggests A Bizarre Future


Publish Date:
July 5, 2017
  • Krishnan, Aishwarya
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Sex and procreation are often considered to go hand in hand, but the latest research report suggests that they may soon part ways as a Stanford Professor suggested that sex will no longer be necessary for reproduction. According to Hank Greely, the director of Stanford’s Law School’s Center for Law and the Biosciences, the human race will move from sex to choosing embryos in labs for procreating. This bizarre idea may become a reality as soon as in 30 years. Mr Greely revealed that parents would be able to choose from a wide range of embryos created in a lab with their DNA, making the whole process of having a baby much easier. How to increase sex drive? Monitor lizards’ penises sold in India instead of plant root ‘Hatha Jodi’

While the option of having an embryo cultured and artificially placed inside the reproductive body, the Stanford professor believes that this process will become far more cheaper and make sex unnecessary. The biggest argument that stands for this new scientific method of reproduction is the idea that various sexually transmitted diseases will now be a thing of the past. The creation of eggs will also be based on stem cell treatment. Mr Greely said that the eggs would be created by taking a female skin sample to create stem cells that will help in making the eggs. These eggs will be fertilised with sperm cells in the lab and will make it easier for parents to design their children and chose the colour of the baby’s eyes or hair.

The Stanford professor was speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festive and said, “I think one of the hardest things about this will be all the divorces that come about when she wants embryo number 15 and he wants embryo number 64.” Besides joking about these funny issues, the professor passionately spoke about the actual health benefits of this process of procreation. The professor also argued that this process will be more cost efficient as it may help tackle various diseases and make the child much more resilient and resistant to viruses. The professor also said that the idea behind this process of reproduction over sex would help to cut down various health care costs and will prove cheaper in the long run. Paid sex leave proposal of Social Democratic politician rejected by Swedish Council, call it too intrusive!

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