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For first time, stem cells are produced from cloning technique

Posted By admin On May 16, 2013 @ 4:30 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Melissa Healy
Los Angeles Times [1]
May 16, 2013

For the first time, scientists have created human embryos that are genetic copies of living people and used them to make stem cells — a feat that paves the way for treating a range of diseases with personalized body tissues but also ignites fears of human cloning.

If replicated in other labs, the methods detailed Wednesday in the journal Cell would allow researchers to fashion human embryonic stem cells that are custom-made for patients with Alzheimer’s disease [2]diabetes [3] and other health problems.

Theoretically capable of reproducing themselves indefinitely, these stem cells could be used to grow replacements for a wide variety of diseased cells — those of the blood, skin, heart, brain, muscles, nerves and more — that would not risk rejection by the patient’s immune system.

The report also raises the specter that, with a high-quality donor egg, a bit of skin, some careful tending in a lab and the womb of a willing surrogate, humans have cracked the biological secret to reproducing themselves.

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[1] Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/health/la-sci-stem-cells-cloning-20130516,0,554226.story

[2] Alzheimer’s disease: http://www.latimes.com/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/alzheimers-disease-HEDAI000007.topic

[3] diabetes: http://www.latimes.com/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/diabetes-HEDAI0000022.topic

[4] Human sperm created from stem cells in world first, claims British university: http://www.prisonplanet.com/human-sperm-created-from-stem-cells-in-world-first-claims-british-university.html

[5] British scientists given permission to treat stroke victims with stem cells from aborted babies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/british-scientists-given-permission-to-treat-stroke-victims-with-stem-cells-from-aborted-babies.html

[6] EU bans patents of stem cells if embryo destroyed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-bans-patents-of-stem-cells-if-embryo-destroyed.html

[7] Scientists claim to have identified stem cells that spread cancer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-claim-to-have-identified-stem-cells-that-spread-cancer.html

[8] Pigs could grow human organs in stem cell breakthrough: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pigs-could-grow-human-organs-in-stem-cell-breakthrough.html

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