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Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body.
Chinese researchers say they've successfully cloned five human embryos for use in medical research. Four of the embryos were developed using skin tissue from healthy donors and the fifth was from cells of patients with Parkinson's disease, Xinhua news service reported Tuesday. The Shandong Stem Cell
Stem cell scientists in California say they're having trouble finding enough human eggs to conduct their research. California's Proposition 71, designed to fund $3 billions in stem cell research, prohibits paying women to be egg donors, the San Diego Union-Tribune said Monday.
The Australian government's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) said Wednesday it has granted its first license allowing scientists to create cloned human embryos to obtain embryonic stem cells.
In a breakthrough experiment which will definitely incite an ethical uproar, Samuel Wood has created embryo copies of himself by placing his skin cells in a woman's egg.
Embryos that are clones of two men have recently been produced. Experts seem fairly unimpressed.
Belgian scientists said on Monday they have cloned the first human embryos from unripe eggs matured in the laboratory, an achievement that could help to overcome a stumbling block in stem cell research.