The "brave new world" of human cloning apparently has arrived, and critics are waving the warning flags.Oregon-based scientists reported Wednesday (May 15) they had cloned human embryos, reportedly the first successful attempt at such cloning, as a means of producing embryonic stem cells. The researchers extracted stem cells from the clones, destroying the days-old human embryos in the process."Let's be clear -- what these researchers are doing is creating a cloned human being in order to...Read Full Story
The breakthrough marks the first time human stem cells have been produced via nuclear transfer and follows several unsuccessful attempts by research groups worldwide
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...Read Full Story
It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic stem cell lines from human skin cells.
Ever since Ian Wilmut, an unassuming embryologist working at the Roslin Institute just outside of Edinburgh stunned the world by cloning the first mammal, Dolly, scientists have been asking — could humans be cloned in the same way?
Putting aside the ethical challenges the question raised, the query turned out...Read Full Story
A microscopic view shows a colony of human embryonic stem cells (light blue) growing on fibroblasts (dark blue) in this handout photo released to Reuters by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, March 9, 2009. — Reuters Photo
NEW YORK, Wed May 15, 2013 – After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996:
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Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloningBBC NewsHuman 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 …Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first timeNBCNews.comOregon scientists get stem cells from cloned human embryosWashington PostHuman stem cells created by...Read Full Story
Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatmentsThe GuardianLorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was separated from my husband and so my children, Charlotte and James, had to grow up overnight because …Medical Breakthrough: 'Patient-Specific' Embryonic Stem Cells Achieved By …PlanetSave.comEmbryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloningBBC NewsCloning technique...Read Full Story
ReportsnReports.com adds new research study on “Mesenchymal Stem Cells – Advances & Applications” to its database.
Put simply, this report will help you understand and profit from the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) market – the fastest growing area of stem cell research.
Updated to reflect the most current trends and including five year market projections, this report focuses on the advances in MSC research. In 125 pages you’ll explore research priorities by market segment, highlight individual...Read Full Story