Thursday, May 16, 2013

Experiment Brings Human Cloning One Step Closer

 
Scientists have used cloning technology to transform human skin cells into embryonic stem cells, an experiment that may revive the controversy over human cloning. WSJ’s Gautam Naik reports. 

Scientists have used cloning technology to transform human skin cells into embryonic stem cells, an experiment that may revive the controversy over human cloning. The researchers stopped well short of creating a human clone. 

But they showed, for the first time, that it is possible to create cloned embryonic stem cells that are genetically identical to the person from whom they are derived. These stem cells could go on to differentiate into heart, nerve, muscle, bone and all the other tissue types that make up a human body. 

For the rest of the story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324082604578485064174222502.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

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