Igenomix presents an advance in non-invasive embryonic selection with an award-winning research which aims to generate sperm and egg cells by reprogramming skin cells.

The research Direct conversion of human somatic cells to meiotic germ-like cells by genetic reprogramming, with the aim of creating sperm and egg cells from patients lacking them by reprogramming the patient’s own skin cells, was awarded the KY CHA Award in Stem Cell Technology, a $20,000 prize fund provided by the ASRM to start this new regenerative medicine and stem cell technology-based project.

This study proposes the creation of a model for directly reprogramming human somatic cells into stem cells by genetic manipulation.

Press release: Carlos Simon KY CHA Award