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New Stem Cell Sources

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  1. Prowler

    Prowler Super Moderator

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    Very cool. Embryos don't have to be killed now for researches to harvest stem cells.

    BTW, No abortion discussions here or anything like that which got out of hand in the last two stem cell threads. Otherwise there will be a lockdown.
     
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    Embryos don't have to be killed for stem cell research, they are killed anyways.
     
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    In one technique, scientists would harvest viable cells from embryos created to treat infertility but which have stopped developing and are functionally dead
    In the second technique, scientists would intentionally sabotage a cloning process called "nuclear transfer" so that the resulting bundle of cells is not an embryo but still has stem cell precursors. They could then be removed and used.


    Both methods are experimental and the costs will be prohibitive at best. Bush apposes cloning so there goes the second method altogether, the first method will not yield any significant quantity. The quantity needed comes from 1 source right now. Maybe in the future another viable method will be accepted but until then research will continue else where in the worlds scientific community
     
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