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Japanese stem cell sperm study opens Pandora’s box of unethical possibilities

Fertility experts are hailing a mouse study in which working sperm cells were created from stem cells as ‘hugely exciting’. A Kyoto University team were able to turn stem cells into early sperm cells called primordial germ cells (PGCs). When these were transplanted into infertile […]

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Scientists make nerve cells directly from human skin bypassing stem cells altogether

Researchers have come up with a recipe for making functional neurons directly from human skin cells, including those taken from patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The new method may offer a critical short cut for generating neurons for replacement therapies of the future, according to research […]

Call for new regulatory body on human-animal hybrids ‘mere PR gambit’

I blogged yesterday about UK scientists calling on Parliament to create a regulatory body to approve experiments with animals using human tissue or DNA and gave seven reason why we should we wary of it. I see that Wesley Smith (pictured), of Second Hand Smoke, […]