Sexless Reproduction could lead to ‘Virgin Birth’ in the near future
After making test-tube and reproductive cloning processes the reality of 21st century, science will soon achieve success in sexless reproduction techniques, claims an Indian-origin geneticist in a recent study.
Aarathi Prasad whose work marked sexless reproduction techniques of eccentric creatures has argued in her study how human being too are capable of reproduction without sperms donation or even regular intercourse.
The Indian-origin geneticist from Imperial College London has marked the concept of sexless breeding through her book ‘Like A Virgin’. Aarthi, in her book, has rejected the conventional and sacred beliefs in life asserting humans have full control over their own destiny including manipulations with the concept of reproduction.
The Concept of Virgin Birth
Given the speed at which the science is progressing, controlling and manipulating the world, the day is not far when the humans will artificially develop another human with the help of synthetic sperms and womb.
As per the news, scientists in Australia have already manufactured an artificial womb. The plastic container takes the shape of an artificial womb which can indeed preserve fluids and bacteria found in a natural womb.
The process which is till date merely experimented on grey nurse sharks if worked on humans would eventually eliminate the role of a female partner in reproduction, believe scientists.
Sexless reproduction for the next-gen
Aarthi, in her book, has intelligently argued that if artificial sperms could lead to reproduction, why artificial egg can’t do the same. Again, Aarthi in her research has given due emphasis to a decade old case where a malformation inside a young Japanese virgin’s ovaries formed the shape of fetus.
Aarthi in her book has also reflected on the issue of rising infertility among the recent generations. The rising infertility trends and hurtling down of Y chromosome could pave the way of sexless reproduction in the upcoming centuries, explains the young geneticist.
Underling the importance of motherhood Aarthi comments, “By all reasonable estimates, in the near future we will conquer the tyranny of the womb. The question remains if we can also conquer the tyranny of human prejudice, too," she said.