“Scientists grow sperm in laboratory dish”

According to reports, Mrs. Uncle John’s reply to this was: “I can see the day coming, when men are raised on farms and harvested for their testicle germ!” (She admits that she did indeed say this, but denies crying “Hallelujah!” several dozen times afterwards.)

In a world first a team headed by Professor Stefan Schlatt, at Muenster University in Germany, were able to grow sperm by using germ cells. These are the cells in testicles that are responsible for sperm production.

Scientists grew the sperm by surrounding the germ cells in a special compound called agar jelly to create an environment similar to that found in testicles.

More here, and here, and – because why not? – at the Weekly World News.

We think this calls for a song: