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Monday, 08 June 2009 10:07

Pig skin cells made to act like stem cells

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Scientists in China say they've "reprogrammed" skin cells from adult pigs to behave like stem cells from humans.Engineering cells in pigs provides a way to access the potential of embryonic stem cells without the ethical problems associated with the use of human stem cells, researchers at the South China Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine said Friday. (Source)

PERSONAL COMMENT: This is great news to advance stem cell research. But personally, I think its ridiculous that we have to go to this extent just because of some religions' attitude to stem cell research.Isn't ethical to find cures to diseases that afflict human beings the world over and advance our knowledge in biology, health and medicine?

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