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A monkey born from frozen testicular tissue offers fertility hope to pediatric cancer survivors

The birth of Grady the monkey from frozen testicular tissue offers fertility hope to pediatric #cancer survivors.

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can wipe out sperm production, so men who want to one day have children sometimes freeze some before they undergo treatment.

Boys who haven’t gone through puberty don’t have that option. An estimated 30 percent of childhood cancer survivors will be infertile.

But a study published Thursday suggests it might be possible to save a piece of a boy’s testicular tissue and later coax it to produce mature sperm, opening up the possibility of biological children.

In the study, which appeared in the journal Science, researchers reported they did just that with a

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