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Canadian researchers have developed a new method for generating stem cells from adult human tissue, a move they believe will bring the dream of personalized regenerative medicine a step closer to reality.

In a study published online Sunday in the journal Nature, scientists at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto describe a new reprogramming procedure to transform adult cells - such as those from a patch of skin - into stem cells.


The full article can be read at http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hzZABj_E0lzQjKZdBX6uJKg4YFiw

Previous research in this area ran into problems because there was evidence that the cells could have become cancerous. The Canadian researchers have overcome this problem.

I have always been in 2 minds about the use of embryos but hopefully this will negate the need for using them and end the debate.


 

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Will stem cells from skin mean the end of the use of embryos?
« Reply #1 on: 02/03/2009 09:42:06 »
This sounds wonderful...I would be interested in hearing more about this.
 

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Will stem cells from skin mean the end of the use of embryos?
« Reply #2 on: 02/03/2009 10:06:19 »
Indeed. It sounds promising.
 

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Will stem cells from skin mean the end of the use of embryos?
« Reply #3 on: 02/03/2009 11:01:51 »
Whoops! Thanks for the link Doc.... I thought your post was short.. hee hee.. but thats because I forgot to finish with the link!

   
 

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Will stem cells from skin mean the end of the use of embryos?
« Reply #4 on: 02/03/2009 11:58:30 »
Good news - but there's been alot more of a fuss about the source than application.  Politics drove claims that were pure hyperbole.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 02/03/2009 13:48:26 »
Whoops! Thanks for the link Doc.... I thought your post was short.. hee hee.. but thats because I forgot to finish with the link!

  

 

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Will stem cells from skin mean the end of the use of embryos?
« Reply #6 on: 02/03/2009 15:07:54 »
You two stop laughing at me.....Lol....you best be careful that extra personna of yours is tipping his hand!!! lol...he is going to get you in trouble yet!
 

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