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A future, on ice

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An experimental approach promises to change the future for boys diagnosed today with cancer, allowing them to genetically father children of their own instead of facing a life of infertility. But will the science be ready when the children grow up, or are researchers subjecting families to another stressful decision for a hope that might not pan out? Alison McCook reports on the cutting-edge science—and controversy—surrounding the freezing of prepubescent tissue.

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  • 16 August 2013

     In the August 2013 news feature “A future, on ice” (Nat. Med. 19, 958–961, 2013), Kutluk Oktay's last name was misspelled as Otkay in one instance. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.


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