Beril SONMEZ, (DHA) | Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 16:39 | Last Updated : 12 06 2021 – 16:39
Scientists from Yamanashi University in Japan managed to produce ‘space offspring’ from mouse sperm that were taken to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2013 and brought back to Earth in 2019. It was stated that the experiment of rat sperm carried into space by freezing and drying showed that sperm can be stored in space for more than 200 years.
Japanese scientists studied the reproductive potential of freeze-dried sperm long stored on the ISS to assess the biological effect of cosmic rays and space radiation. In the experiment conducted as part of this review, scientists managed to produce mouse pups from sperm stored in space for about 5 years. Scientists have announced that they have obtained genetically normal mouse offspring without the sperm DNA or fertility being affected by space radiation. It was stated that the results of the experiment showed that sperm can be stored in space for more than 200 years.
TRANSPORTED TO SPACE BY THE METHOD DEVELOPED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR