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Don’t bet on cloning to cure

Ian Wilmut says that if he had “to bet money,” he’d bet on reprogramming adult – the patient’s own stem cells. Joining the cloning experts in the race are scientists who are looking for new ways to “reprogram” DNA, or make it young again without fusing it into an egg. They think it may be … Continue reading

>The Nonsense of the Market for Eggs -

>The New England Journal of Medicine has a free text and audio interview on the subject of women who donate/sell/give their oocytes or eggs for other women to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) or for scientific research. “Perspective: The Egg Trade — Making Sense of the Market for Human Oocytes” by Debora Spar … Continue reading

The Nonsense of the Market for Eggs -

The New England Journal of Medicine has a free text and audio interview on the subject of women who donate/sell/give their oocytes or eggs for other women to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) or for scientific research. “Perspective: The Egg Trade — Making Sense of the Market for Human Oocytes” by Debora Spar … Continue reading

>Liver cell regeneration and adult stem cells

>Wesley Smith posted to his own blog and to Bioethics.com about the research out of Germany showing that patients’ own bone marrow stem cells can be stimulated to regenerate (normal) liver stem cells and then liver tissue, allowing the regrowth of enough new liver that surgeons can remove the cancer. (UK Telegraph article here, the … Continue reading

Liver cell regeneration and adult stem cells

Wesley Smith posted to his own blog and to Bioethics.com about the research out of Germany showing that patients’ own bone marrow stem cells can be stimulated to regenerate (normal) liver stem cells and then liver tissue, allowing the regrowth of enough new liver that surgeons can remove the cancer. (UK Telegraph article here, the … Continue reading

>"Sheeple"

>Scientists have reportedly engineered sheep with organs consisting of up to 15% human cells. A human’s bone marrow stem cells are implanted in a developing sheep ( a fetal lamb), which then develops with the chimeric organs, such as livers, kidneys, etc. The goal is to make multiple sheeple (I’m adapting this term from a … Continue reading

"Sheeple"

Scientists have reportedly engineered sheep with organs consisting of up to 15% human cells. A human’s bone marrow stem cells are implanted in a developing sheep ( a fetal lamb), which then develops with the chimeric organs, such as livers, kidneys, etc. The goal is to make multiple sheeple (I’m adapting this term from a … Continue reading

>Government isn’t the answer I once told Edward Pelligrino, MD (who was advocating Government- funded health care ) that I don’t have evidence that government is a good steward to carry out my duty to Jesus to care for the sick and poor. Having spent 30 minutes in the post office on Thursday to pick … Continue reading

Government isn’t the answer I once told Edward Pelligrino, MD (who was advocating Government- funded health care ) that I don’t have evidence that government is a good steward to carry out my duty to Jesus to care for the sick and poor. Having spent 30 minutes in the post office on Thursday to pick … Continue reading

>Relapsing breast cancer

>The Cheerful Oncologist has a post about the recurrence of Elizabeth (Mrs. John) Edwards’ breast cancer. The comments from readers are wrenching — with repeated remarks that, now, the survivors are afraid that their own cancer will return. Having just gone through my mother’s cancer and death – not due to the cancer, but from … Continue reading

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