Category Archives: Stem cell research

“Lab made sperm” fertilization

Scientists have proved for the first time that sperm grown from embryonic stem cells can be used to produce offspring. more

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Religious row over stem cell work

Scientists have condemned a leading Catholic cardinal’s calls for those who carry out embryonic stem cell research to be excommunicated. more

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False Dilemma On Stem Cells

The issue of stem cell research — which is back before the Senate — is often described as a moral dilemma, but it simply is not. Or at least it is not the moral dilemma often used in media shorthand: … Continue reading

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“Virgin birth”

“VIRGIN-BIRTH” embryos have given rise to human embryonic stem cells capable of differentiating into neurons. The embryos were produced by parthenogenesis, a form of asexual reproduction in which eggs can develop into embryos without being fertilised by sperm. more

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A way around dilemmas of stem cells

Stem cell scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting today a gene discovery that suggests a way to take adult cells back to an embryonic state — a discovery that could help treat diseases without relying on controversial human embryonic … Continue reading

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Warning over cord blood banking

Parents have been warned against the use of private companies to store blood from their babies’ umbilical cord. more

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