Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Human stem cells cloned for the first time


Video of the cell manipulation process filmed using a microscope equipped with a video camera from OHSU Video on Vimeo.

For the first documented time (ever), scientists were able to create new human stem cells by cloning order.  This could, possibly, lead to cells to be grown to fit specific functions within an individual without the necessity of immunosuppresent drugs and the drawbacks of getting a trasplant from a donor.

Cool eyh? Maybe we won't need to freeze our placentas in future generations if we can prefect this cloning strategy.

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