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We've seen beating heart tissue, windpipes and bladders all grown from stem cells. Now researchers have taken another important step forward by growing mini brains from these programmable cells.
They're not actually functioning brains -- in the same way that a car with the engine on its roof or wheels on its hood isn't a drivable vehicle -- but the parts are there, and that's an important scientific advancement, according to Juergen Knoblich, senior author of a new study on using stem cells to grow brain tissue.
reply to post by antar
My fear is that a stem cell market will need a base resource; namely aborted fetuses. Maybe that is why we see an over-sexualisation with pre-teens as they are mostly vulnerable to getting pregnant?...
reply to post by GuidedKill
Thank you for that clarification.
OP... did we start this thread after the the other one on the board? Seems a duplicate thread is on the main board. If so you can copy and paste your posts to the other one and join that discussion.
Edit; Yes, ladytuatha started one back in August... how did we miss it? Lol, You can get a Mod to cancel this one and like I said copy and paste your posts (good imo) and carry on over on that thread.
edit on 17-9-2013 by antar because: (no reason given)
...if 'your child' could be cured by a type of stem cell treatment/therapy, ...