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Cloning Stem Cell Research

Stem cells culled from cloned human embryo

15 years, 1 month ago

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Posted on Feb 18, 2004, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

This is not cloning to make babies, but to create medicine. It's sure to revive international controversy over whether to ban all human cloning, as the Bush administration wants, or to allow this "therapeutic cloning" that might eventually let patients grow their own replacement tissue. Embryonic stem cells are the body's building blocks, cells from which all other tissue types spring.

This is not cloning to make babies, but to create medicine. It's sure to revive international controversy over whether to ban all human cloning, as the Bush administration wants, or to allow this "therapeutic cloning" that might eventually let patients grow their own replacement tissue. Embryonic stem cells are the body's building blocks, cells from which all other tissue types spring. They're present in an embryo only days after conception and are ethically sensitive because culling stem cells destroys the embryo. Scientists have used therapeutic cloning to partially cure laboratory mice with an immune system disease.

Source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/02132004/world/75625.htm



[Editor: The preceding article was not written by A4M/WHN]

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