Advances in Human Cloning – Ethical or Not?

Scientists in the United States made a major breakthrough when they used human cloning to produce embryos in the blastocyst stage. Embryos are a good source of stem cells, which can be used to produce brain, bone, muscle, and other types of specialized cells found in the human body. The methods used by the scientists [Read More]

Stem Cells to Treat Unborn Babies with Debilitating Genetic Disease

osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) PRP treatment

In a preemptive approach to treat a debilitating genetic disease, scientists in Germany and the United States are planning clinical trials to use stem cell therapy to treat osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in ailing fetuses. Occurring in about one in 20,000 live births, OI is the result of a gene mutation that leads to a deficiency [Read More]

A New Option For Women Who Can’t Have Babies

woman cant have baby uterus transplant

Infertility, or the inability to reproduce, has major social and psychological consequences for couples who want children. As many as 25 percent of couples experience childlessness following one year of contraceptive-free intercourse. In the majority of cases, factors from both the man and woman contribute to infertility of the pair, but in 30-50 percent of [Read More]

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