Skip to comments.Scientists Develop New Method to Create Stem Cells Without Killing Human Embryos
Posted on 01/25/2018 9:32:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A team of scientists in California have found a new way to create stem cells that doesn't require the destruction of human embryos.
Researchers at the San Francisco-based Gladstone Institute have announced that they were able to create stem cells by using skin cells from mice through a genome editing tool called CRISPR.
Sheng Ding, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institute, said in a statement released Monday that this was an innovative means of creating stem cells for research.
"This is a new way to make induced pluripotent stem cells that is fundamentally different from how they've been created before," said Ding.
"At the beginning of the study, we didn't think this would work, but we wanted to at least try to answer the question: can you reprogram a cell just by unlocking a specific location of the genome? And the answer is yes."
In a statement, the Gladstone Institute noted that they were building upon the findings of senior investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, who in 2006 found that "he could make stem cells dubbed induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by treating ordinary skin cells with four key proteins."
"Ding and others previously created iPSCs not with transcription factors, but by adding a cocktail of chemicals to the cells," noted the institute.
"The latest study, published in Cell Stem Cell, offers a third way to turn skin cells into stem cells by directly manipulating the cells' genome using CRISPR gene regulation techniques."
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Oh oh - Cecil Richards ain’t gonna like this one...
Human beings are about to become a very long-lived race. Lets just hope it happens AFTER Soros bites the big one.
OMG, thats inhumane. SAVE THE MICE!!!!!
Yep, the implications are incredible.
This is an informative interview about stem cells (Joe Rogan interviews Mel Gibson and Dr Neil Riordan):
....although, I’m pretty sure in that interview, the doctor says that these “pluripotent” stem cells mentioned in the article are useless. The fact that they can turn into ANY type of cell is harmful and creates problems.
On the other hand the umbilical chord stem cells that Dr. Riordan uses perform an entirely different function.
A very interesting discovery about genetic mechanics
and that should be the end of embryonic stem cell research as well.
IIUC, cord blood from births is loaded with immature stem cells. And I’m sure that few would object to donating it.
According to the interview with Dr Riordan, embryonic stem cells are not as good to use as cord cells, since the embryonic stem cells often form tumors or teratomas.
That has been known for many years.
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