Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Stem Cell Resolution?

"Harvard scientists say they have fused an adult skin cell with an embryonic stem cell in a potentially dramatic development that could lead to the creation of useful stem cells without first having to create and destroy human embryos.

Preliminary results of the groundbreaking research were disclosed Sunday evening on the Science magazine web site and the Harvard researchers arranged to discuss their findings in more detail on Monday.

They said they were able to show in their early research that the fused cell "was reprogrammed to its embryonic state." (source)

Those I know in the medical community have said that stem cell progress was going to be made with adult stem cells. I hope this study continues to produce positive results --and removes this political wedge issue while offering hope to millions that could benefit...

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