Topic: Stem Cells
Somebody has touched on the idea I presented with the topic of how is a woman like a chicken.
Check out the news article I found on Bellsouth.
Unfortunately,,what they are talking about currently leaves men out of the benefits,,but they are on the right track.
And,, I must point out that 'stimulation' can equate to the word 'quicken' used to refer to the beginning of life.Partheogenesis quickening is still conception. (Immaculate,at that?)
This could even lead to the idea that males aren't needed in a modern hi-tech society for reproduction,,and that's a very bad route to go down.Men are allready being relegated to irrelevancy,,this could make it even worse.
~Stem Cells Made From Eggs, Not Embryos
Published: 6/28/07, 3:45 AM EDT
By MALCOLM RITTER
NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say they've created embryonic stem cells by stimulating unfertilized eggs, a significant step toward producing transplant tissue that's genetically matched to women.
The advance suggests that someday, a woman who wants a transplant to treat a condition like diabetes or a spinal cord injury could provide eggs to a lab, which in turn could create tissue that her body wouldn't reject.
Ethicists disagreed on whether the strategy would avoid the long-standing ethical objections to creating embryonic stem cells by other means.
Such cells can develop into virtually any tissue of the body, and scientists hope to harness them for producing specialized tissues like nerve cells or pancreas cells to treat a range of illnesses. But the process of harvesting the stem cells destroys embryos, which many people oppose.
To create tissues that genetically match a patient, some scientists are trying to develop a process called therapeutic cloning, in which DNA from the patient is inserted into an unfertilized egg, an embryo is produced and stem cells are harvested. But nobody has made that work in humans.
The new work tries another tack: stimulating a woman's unfertilized egg to begin embryonic development. Scientists believe this development can't continue long enough to produce a baby, but as the new work shows, it can produce stem cells that are genetically matched to the egg donor.
Such an approach could not provide matched cells for men, of course.~
read the rest: