A recent study posted success with creating possibly effective artificial sperm. Prior studies used test mice and were successful. This time, the process was likely stopped short due to the use of stem cells and medical requirements around the use of them. But, it had gone far enough to indicate a high probability that it would work. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-create-artificial-human-eggs-and-sperm/ So, good news or bad news? Well.... If used properly, and as that article assumed, then good. The medical advances could very well lead to new discoveries and cures. Awesome! But tabloids are already mocking "Science can create babies without men!". Not good, and to be honest, not far off point. See, another benefit could be helping male infertility. Which is good. A lot of men are affected by this, and to a couple wanting children, this could be miraculous. But will it always be used in that way? I'm not so sure. Where does it get the half of the DNA string used to pass along genetics? Maybe you get to add DNA to the mix, and make it simulate a person's own sperm. Maybe you can pick a bit. Cut out this bad part, maybe add these. Oh, pick height, good immune system, strong bones...and before we know it, we are building super humans like a video game player edit mode. Might turn into playing God a bit, yes? And also, if men are already fighting a battle to keep our place in society, removing our need to even be present for reproduction sounds miraculous to those who see men as a world burden. And they get to custom build offspring? Even though far fetched and maybe a bit dramatic, something about that and the tone of todays society is a bit unsettling. What do you think? Cure, or crazy?