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Scientists make cells that form eggs and sperm in lab

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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Scientists make cells that form eggs and sperm in lab


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CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding light on a stage of early human development that has not been fully understood.

The findings could lead to new understanding of inherited diseases and transform treatments for infertility, they said.

"We are really trying to look at the origins of normal and abnormal human development by going to the source," said Dr. Renee Riejo Pera of Stanford University in California, whose study appears in the journal Nature.

"For years and
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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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I would say that these scientists are playing God but this could actually mark the beginning of a whole new breed of gene therapy or cures. Read the whole article it is quite interesting.

"The potential is enormous," Darren Griffin, a professor of Genetics at the Britain's University of Kent, said

Best Regards
The Tick!

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 09:05 PM
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The instant I saw this, the first and really only thing I could think of was "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley. A great read for anyone that wants to know what will happen when a corporatocracy/World Government (hint: that's what we are) gains the ability to "grow", if you will, human beings.

The potentials for infertile people are great, sure. But the potentials for abuse are vastly scarier! Surrogate fetuses in jars, moving down an assembly line of growth, introducing inhibitors to create the perfect mindless worker drone. Instill massive amounts of propaganda from an early age and there you have it!

Science fiction becomes science reality...


NEXUS



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 09:11 PM
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So if they take figure out how to do this from adult stem cells and then they fertilize and make an embryo and then harvest it for stem cells..where does it become "immoral" This whole shade of gray thing is bizzare.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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Eugenics is alive & well. This is frightening.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 08:18 PM
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Frightening indeed!!
Reality is truly becoming stranger than fiction.




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