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An experimental stem-cell treatment has restored the sight of a man blinded by the degeneration of his retinal cells.
The promise of stem cells, along with the controversy surrounding it, has made the industry a hot-button issue for many.
The news that researchers have used cloning to make human embryos for the purpose of producing stem cells may have some people wondering if it would ever be possible to clone a person.
Researchers remove the genetic material from an unfertilized human egg cell in the first step toward creating a cloned human embryo A new stem cell discovery has reawakened controversy about human cloning - though technical challenges mean scientists are far from being able to create human babies as in Michael Bay's 2005 sci-fi flick "The Island." ... (more)
Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan's daughter, recently speculated on where her father might stand on same-sex marriage.
People often react with horror at the idea of human cloning, yet 3 in 1,000 babies born are identical twins.
But the truth is you may already know a clone. Biologists have cloned human embryos to create stem cell colonies for the first time, raising concerns about "clone" babies someday becoming possible.
A human embryo, containing about a couple hundred cells, is smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.
Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have succeeded in cloning human embryos in order to obtain their stem cells, according to press reports.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer is a technique in which the nucleus of a donor cell is transferred to an egg cell whose nucleus has been removed, generating embryos that are almost an identical genetic match to the donor individual.
What the Oregon cloning researchers reported this week was that they had cloned embryos and then destroyed those embryos to create embryonic stem cells.
Angelina Jolie courageously announced Tuesday that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after genetic testing showed she had a high probability of developing breast and ovarian cancer, which she followed up with reconstructive surgery of her breasts.
It depends on who you ask . Earlier this week, researchers announced that they'd successfully turned adult skin cells into embryonic stem cells.
The researchers showed that, in mice, the tissue can be used to foster the development of white blood cells the body needs to mount healthy immune responses and to prevent harmful autoimmune reactions.