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Scientists clone stem cells using skin cells


Posted on Thursday, 16 May, 2013 | Comment icon 8 comments


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The ability to turn skin cells in to embryonic stem cells is being hailed as a major breakthrough.

To achieve this, scientists at two research centers in Oregon used a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer which involves implanting the nucleus of a skin cell in to a hollowed out egg cell so that it produces embryonic stem cells. This milestone is particularly important as these stem cells can then be turned in to any other cell type in the human body, leading to new ways to treat a whole range of ailments and injuries.

"While there is much work to be done in developing safe and effective stem cell treatments, we believe this is a significant step forward in developing the cells that could be used in regenerative medicine," said senior scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov in a press release.

"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."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by shrooma on 16 May, 2013, 9:46
shame it's too late to help christopher reeve, but good news nonetheless! i'll be putting in an order for a new body just as soon as I find a pen..... :-)
Comment icon #2 Posted by voidla on 16 May, 2013, 12:11
This is fantastic news!
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 16 May, 2013, 13:44
Now we have a race to see which "mad scientist" makes a full human - illegally of course.
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin on 16 May, 2013, 15:48
Wow. Very nice.
Comment icon #5 Posted by shrooma on 16 May, 2013, 16:00
. assuming somebody already hasn't done....?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 16 May, 2013, 23:29
Great news but I'm sure some group of people somewhere will find something morally wrong with it.
Comment icon #7 Posted by brainiac on 17 May, 2013, 9:50
Can it enhance the sex organ also?
Comment icon #8 Posted by shrooma on 17 May, 2013, 10:45
. no doubt they will. i'm of the opinion that medical science should be given all the money it needs. why spend trillions on blasting people apart when we could spend it on better ways of putting them back together again instead? the one's who cry 'it's not natural' or 'it goes against god' and 'who knows where it will end' will be the FIRST people knocking on the gene labs' door when their daughter is crippled in a car accident. trust me.


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