Professor Joyce Harper, Professor in Human Genetics and Embryology, UCL, and BFS spokesperson, said:

 

“I do not feel that this technique would make an impact on fertility treatment for women of advanced maternal age  as their polar bodies are just as likely to have a chromosome abnormality as their eggs.  It would create more eggs, but it will not improve the quality.  The technique could be explored as a method for the treatment of mitochondrial replacement therapy.”

 

Full SMC expert comment can be found here: http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-study-describing-the-regeneration-of-functional-human-oocytes-from-discarded-genetic-material/?platform=hootsuite