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)
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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.
A new stem cell technique could regrow organs that the body will not reject and is an important step towards a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer's. A new stem cell technique could regrow organs that the body will not reject and is an important step towards a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer's and injuries such as spinal cord trauma.
Scientists have successfully changed skin cells into embryonic stem cells, marking the first time human stem cells were cloned by transferring the nucleus of another cell.
A breakthrough in embryonic stem cell research that could lead to people receiving transplants based on their own tissues has been both hailed by scientists, but received a cautious response from ethicists, who have warned it again raises big questions about when life begins.
The Stem Cell Action Coalition , a network of 75 nonprofit disease advocacy groups, scientific societies and academic centers, applauds the researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University for their groundbreaking accomplishment of producing stem cells utilizing the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer .
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center , one of the nation's top cancer research and prevention centers and pioneer of bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, today called on Congress to support restoring full funding to the National Institutes of Health , which supports pioneering research that saves lives.