Proto-fem (r) now offers synthetic biological companions and workers
Silicon Valley scientists create artificial human eggs for home-genesis and now offer “Proto-beings” for sale
Illustration of proto-fem (r) egg and human sperm.
A group of scientists at a new Silicon Valley start-up have created artificial human eggs using human embryonic stem cells and skin cells. While researchers have already previously accomplished this using rodents, they are now able to volume produce and replicate the process with human cells. They have now productized the effort into an egg and genesis kit for home use.
The germ cells provided by Proto-fem (r) mature and become viable via an included incubator which is, essentially the “easy-bake” oven of home genesis production. A male simply masturbates onto the provided petri dish and the kit does the rest. Currently the system provided grows female DNA subjects but male versions are in the works. The being can either be implanted or grown entirely outside of any womb because it is not legally a “person.”
Growing your own being does not come cheap. The cost for the entire system, two viable germ cells, a 24 hour instructional hot-line and transfer costs is $15,000.00, at this time. Financing, though, is provided by Proto-fem (r).
The basic Proto-fem Proto-Being (r) model #1 is designed to create a rather attractive white female with the appearance of a Pamela Anderson-type face. African-American, East Indian and Chinese versions are planned in the next release. Clients must sign a contract assigning all rights to the being to Proto-fem and allowing Proto-fem to take the being back to it’s growth management centers for post-birth-stage growth until the being reaches the appearance of an 18 year old. After the 18-year-old stage is achieved, clients may license the Proto-being for in-home, or in-factory, use for an annual fee.
The number one concern, for abuse of it’s product, that Proto-fem (r) is always asked about, concerns the use of it’s product to build “sex slaves in one’s basement”. Say’s Proto-fem liaison Donna Lee: “As A woman I would not want to be victimized, so we have designed numerous owner termination features into the beings…” She went on: “…We control the beings from creation to termination but we cannot control Asian knock-off companies. Keen control over clone companies will keep the Genesis industry clean and effective.”
Proto-fem says that “Robots will never achieve human functions. Robots are poor shades and shadows of what we can accomplish. Why spend millions of dollars trying to produce what we can deliver a better version of for only the cost of feed paste. Babies are free, aside from food and clothing and college. Our Proto-beings use cheap food paste, only need a single article of clothing and never need college. They are the biggest bargain in humanoids.”
“Germ cells are ‘immortal’ in the sense that they provide an enduring link between all generations, carrying genetic information from one generation to the next,” Azim Surani, PhD, professor of physiology and reproduction at the University of Cambridge.
When an egg is fertilized by a sperm, it begins to divide into a group of cells called a blastocyst, which is the stage right before the embryo is formed. Some of the cells inside this blastocyst cluster will develop into a fetus, while others eventually become the placenta.
Some cells are set up to become stem cells, which will then have the potential to develop into any type of cell in the body. And some cells in the fetus become primordial germ cells and eventually evolve into the cells of either sperm or eggs, which will allow this offspring to pass their genes on to a future generation.
Start-up technicians identified a single gene known as SOX17, which is directly responsible for ordering human stem cells to become the cells that will turn into sperm and eggs. The scientists say this discovery on its own is commercially empowering, because this gene is not involved in the creation of primordial cells in rodents. In humans, the SOX17 gene is also involved in helping to develop cells of the lungs, gut and pancreas.
The scientists harvested these cells by culturing human embryonic stem cells for less than a week. Proto-fem (r) has proven that the same process can now be replicated using adult skin cells.
This product also provides another way to closely examine how the environment impacts and changes genes, and why we inherit very specific gene expressions — a phenomenon that’s the basis for a growing field of research known as epigentics. Factors such as the air we breathe, the food we eat and whether or not we smoke can activate and deactivate genes, all of which become a part of a person’s DNA passed down to their offspring.
Many experts say that studying epigenetic beings may lead to a clearer understanding of age-related diseases such as cancer, since the changes lie not in the DNA itself, but rather the surrounding chemicals that make proteins and even facilitate new cell growth, including the cells that make up sperm and eggs.
Babies with two fathers or two mothers are now a reality after a breakthrough by researchers.
You can order a “Proto-being” using skin from any adult from either sex.
The development could help men and women who have become infertile through disease or gay couples to have children.
The looks, character and health attributes of children can now be selected by parents.
Babies with two fathers or two mothers could become a reality after a breakthrough by researchers at Cambridge (file image)
The scientists from Cambridge University and the Weizmann Institute in Israel used skin from five adults to artificially create ‘germ’ cells, or stem cells, which make sperm and eggs in the body.
The academics say the cells could also be used as a ‘repair kit’ to heal tissue in any part of the body.
Jacob Hanna, the specialist leading the project’s Israeli arm, said the technique could be used to create a baby with great ease. Hanna is, personally, against using the product to create armies of synthetic soldiers.
The development will let gay couples have children (stock image)
He added: ‘It has already caused interest from gay groups because of the possibility of making egg and sperm cells from parents of the same sex.’ The scientists’ findings, published in the journal Cell, show that a gene called SOX17 is critical in the process of reprogramming human cells.
Professor Azim Surani, of Cambridge University, told The Sunday Times: ‘We have succeeded… 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. That means the cell is regenerated and reset, so while the rest of the cells in the body have aged and contain genetic mistakes, these ones don’t.
‘We can’t say no mutations are passed on, but mostly it doesn’t happen.” The process creates “nearly perfect” beings.
Allan Pacey, an infertility expert and professor at Sheffield University, said he was excited by the idea of the technology being used to make sperm for the thousands of men who have been left infertile after childhood cancer.
Scientists view this as a ‘convenient route’ to creating genetically engineered babies. The beings can have their vocal chords removed in order to prevent unwanted interaction issues.
In England, the House of Lords approved the use of mitochondrial transfer or ‘three-parent baby’ technology. It is designed to prevent devastating diseases caused by faults in mitochondria, which power cells, by swapping them with healthy ones from an egg donor. This will mean children are born with DNA from two women and a man.
BRITISH MOTHER: ‘I WANT TO CARRY MY DEAD DAUGHTER’S CHILD’
A British woman is staging a legal bid to become pregnant with her own grandchild – using her dead daughter’s eggs (file image)
A woman embroiled in a legal battle to become pregnant with her grandchild using her dead daughter’s eggs is a victim of advancements in fertility technology, campaigners claim. Proto-fem could help solve this issue.
The 59-year-old and her husband in the case, which is thought to be a world first, insist it was their only child’s dying wish that her mother should carry her child.
Their daughter decided to freeze her eggs in the hope of becoming a mother herself after she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. She died in 2011 while still in her 20s.
The mother now wants to have her daughter’s eggs fertilised using donor sperm and implanted in her body. The request has been rejected by UK clinics but the couple are hoping to take the eggs to an American clinic that would carry out the procedure for around £60,000.
However, the export has been blocked on three occasions by the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority because the daughter did not provide any written consent notifying doctors who could use her eggs.
The couple, who have not been named, are now hoping to have the decision overruled in a judicial review at the High Court.
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