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Old 05-15-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.



The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.


The study, published in the journal Cell, used methods like those that produced Dolly the sheep in the UK.
However, researchers say other sources of stem cells may be easier, cheaper and less controversial.
Opponents say it is unethical to experiment on human embryos and have called for a ban...


[I vehemently disagree with a ban]
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I thought they could take adult stem cells and make them into embryonic stem cells already.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Exclamation Human Skin Cells Converted Into Embryonic Stem Cells

Here is more work they are doing on stem cells:

This is from Science Daily:

May 15, 2013 Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body. It is believed that stem cell therapies hold the promise of replacing cells damaged through injury or illness. Diseases or conditions that might be treated through stem cell therapy include Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cardiac disease and spinal cord injuries. The research breakthrough, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., a senior scientist at ONPRC, follows previous success in transforming monkey skin cells into embryonic stem cells in 2007. This latest research will be published in the journal Cell online May 15 and in print June 6.

The link: Human skin cells converted into embryonic stem cells: First time human stem cells have been produced via nuclear transfer
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.



The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.


The study, published in the journal Cell, used methods like those that produced Dolly the sheep in the UK.
However, researchers say other sources of stem cells may be easier, cheaper and less controversial.
Opponents say it is unethical to experiment on human embryos and have called for a ban...


[I vehemently disagree with a ban]
I disagree as well....with over a million abortions per year in the states, it's obvious there is a good source for embryonic stem cells right there...funny anyone would say that it's unethical to experiment on them, yet would rather toss them in the garbage...now that IS a discrace.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I disagree as well....with over a million abortions per year in the states, it's obvious there is a good source for embryonic stem cells right there...funny anyone would say that it's unethical to experiment on them, yet would rather toss them in the garbage...now that IS a discrace.
However with the new technology we do not need to use the embryonic stem cells. All they have to do is take you stem cells make a few genetic changes and we have embryonic stem cells. Plus its better because its your DNA.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Yeah, you can clone from brain cells.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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But why mess with cloning when there's no need?
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