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Unlimited human eggs 'potential' for fertility treatment

• By James Gallagher

It may be possible to one day create an "unlimited" supply of human eggs to aid fertility treatment, US doctors say.

Researchers have shown it is possible to find stem cells in adult women which spontaneously produced new eggs in the laboratory.

Further experiments on mice showed such eggs could be fertilised, according to a study in the journal Nature Medicine.

One British expert said the study re-wrote the rule book with "exciting possibilities" for improving fertility.