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Renowned professor is certain: sex will become superfluous in 20 years
In around 20 years, it will no longer be necessary to have sex to have children. This is what Henry Greely, professor at the University of Stanford, assumes. The renowned scientist even thinks that the natural process of conception could be stigmatized.
Reproduction without sex
Couples who - despite their wish - have not yet had the chance to have children are often advised by experts to have sex after timing; that can work real miracles. According to a renowned scientist, intercourse will no longer be necessary for reproduction anyway. Henry Greely, professor at the University of Stanford (USA), believes that due to advances in reproductive medicine, it will be possible in 20 years for sex to become redundant for human reproduction. He can even imagine that the natural process of conception could then be stigmatized.
Sex is often referred to as the most beautiful thing in the world. A renowned professor claims that sexual intercourse will no longer be necessary in the future to have children. (Image: Andrey Kiselev / fotolia.com)
A piece of skin and sperm are enough
Professor Greely has published his theses, among others, in the book "The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction" ("The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction"). He primarily refers to “having children”. He told The Times newspaper in Britain: "In 20 to 40 years, if a couple wants a baby, the man will provide the sperm and the woman will give a punched-out piece of their skin." According to the expert, the female could Skin stem cells are produced and thus life is created without sexual contact between men and women. Greely told the paper that the natural process of conception could be stigmatized in the future.
Embryos could be selected
The professor's theses go even further. He predicted that the embryos could be tested and selected for hereditary characteristics and diseases. "The future parents are told:" These five have really serious diseases, they don't want to, "Greely explained in the newspaper. "With the other 95, they will be informed about the advantages and disadvantages." After weighing up, the parents then selected an embryo to be implanted in the woman. "The parents will get the embryos grouped by category," said the professor. Information about hair and eye color or even about behavior can be read from the embryos made in the laboratory. Even if the idea of so-called designer babies or children who are designed “on the drawing board” is shocking for most people: enormous scientific advances have already been achieved in this area of reproduction. Further developments will surely have come in 20 years. (ad)