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>Babies on "spec"

>Jennalee Ryan, in San Antonio, Texas, is offering pre-frozen embryos to momas and daddies who like the selection in the Abraham Center for Life catalog. In the terms used for new homes, she’s not building custom babies or even semi-custom babies, she’s offering “spec” babies. If the babies were dresses, these might be called “designer … Continue reading

Babies on "spec"

Jennalee Ryan, in San Antonio, Texas, is offering pre-frozen embryos to momas and daddies who like the selection in the Abraham Center for Life catalog. In the terms used for new homes, she’s not building custom babies or even semi-custom babies, she’s offering “spec” babies. If the babies were dresses, these might be called “designer … Continue reading

“Able to become all tissue types”

That’s the claim by Dr. Anthony Atala in an interview with Gwen Ifill of PBS. So these cells actually have been in the amniotic fluid for many years, and we’ve known about their presence for many years. The major finding in this study is the fact that we found a stem cell population that is … Continue reading

“Pluripotent” Amniotic/Placental Stem Cells

I’ve just skimmed the Nature Biotechnology article (free abstract and references with free registration to Nature.com, the article is for subscription or by individual purchase, only)by Atala, De Coppi, et. al, “Isolation of amniotic stem cell lines with potential for therapy” (Nature Biotechnology – 25, 100 – 106 (2007). Published online: 7 January 2007; | … Continue reading

>No Debate, No Amendments on Embryonic Stem Cell Bill

>From the Sun Chronicle Democrats have an agenda for the first 100 hours of the new session that includes ethics reform, a higher minimum wage, more stem cell research and lower student loan costs.Those bills are being debated under what is called a closed rule, under which no amendments are allowed.They are being proposed directly … Continue reading

No Debate, No Amendments on Embryonic Stem Cell Bill

From the Sun Chronicle Democrats have an agenda for the first 100 hours of the new session that includes ethics reform, a higher minimum wage, more stem cell research and lower student loan costs.Those bills are being debated under what is called a closed rule, under which no amendments are allowed.They are being proposed directly … Continue reading

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