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Human stem cells injected into early monkey embryos proliferate and contribute to multiple cell lineages over 20 days of embryonic development. The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Bio-Techne Mar 8, In this workshop, you will learn how to optimally culture organoids and support their growth after genetic manipulation. The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma Feb 19, An engineered laminin substrate facilitates high-quality human stem cell cultures. Catherine Offord Feb 16, A study has sparked controversy by suggesting that cells made using a popular lab protocol have been misidentified, with potentially serious repercussions for brain research. Critics say the significance of the findings has been overstated. Amy Schleunes Feb 13, A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth.
The Cases For and Against Stem Cell Research
January 14, A new type of stem cell—that is, a cell with regenerative abilities—could be closer on the horizon, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. The stem cells called induced multipotent stem cells , or iMS can be made from easily accessible human cells—in this case, fat—and reprogrammed to act as stem cells. The results of the animal study, which created human stem cells and tested their effectiveness in mice, were published online in Science Advances today—and while the results are encouraging, more research and tests are needed before any potential translation to human therapies.
In order to provide Fox News Web site users with a better understanding of the ethical and moral debate surrounding stem-cell research, the editors and research department at the Fox News Channel prepared the following primer. Opponents of research on embryonic cells, including many religious and anti-abortion groups, contend that embryos are human beings with the same rights — and thus entitled to the same protections against abuse — as anyone else. They believe life starts at the moment of conception, when a sperm fertilizes an egg, since a distinct organism has come into being. Thus the destruction of an embryo is the destruction of a human life.