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A New Use For Stem Cells

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posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 04:47 AM
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It a move to treat male infertility sperm has been grown from embryonic stem cells. Researchers have shown that sperm generated from stem cells can result in live birth. It is being said that this could lead to infertile men undergoing a sperm transplant for a birth of there biological child. Scientists have gotten that far before but did not know if this process would really work. The researchers are saying this breakthrough is importuned.
 



news.independent.co.uk
Scientists have taken a major step forward in the understanding and treatment of male infertility after impregnating mice with sperm grown from embryonic stem cells.

In a world first, researchers have shown that sperm generated from stem cells and developed in a laboratory can result in a live birth.

The breakthrough could lead to infertile men undergoing "sperm transplants" resulting in the birth of their own biological child rather than having to use donated samples, which are in short supply.



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It is said in the article that stem cells are building blocks that can develop into any tissue. Stem cells have been in the new a lot over the last several years. But now they can be used for reproduction. Good, bad, I really don't know. The far reaching implications of this could go just about any where. But for the time being it seems the researchers and the pro life groups both now have new material for there arguments.

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posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 09:46 AM
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it seems the researchers and the pro life groups both now have new material for there arguments.

The pro life groups should find this new use for stem cells to be a great thing as it furthers life. Perhaps they will now be supportive of stem cell research or maybe not. The rank and file pro life individuals are most likely confused by this development and are waiting for their religious leaders to tell them what God says on the matter.



posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by df1


it seems the researchers and the pro life groups both now have new material for there arguments.

The pro life groups should find this new use for stem cells to be a great thing as it furthers life. Perhaps they will now be supportive of stem cell research or maybe not. The rank and file pro life individuals are most likely confused by this development and are waiting for their religious leaders to tell them what God says on the matter.


Well yes this will further life, but I dont really see the pro life groops are going to embrase this. But you are probably right that they will wait for there leaders to tell them what think on the matter.



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