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  • create
  • A panel of experts led by Dr. Liam Donaldson, the nation's chief medical officer, has agreed to recommend changes to the law to allow the use of cloned embryos to create tissue to treat the sick. (washingtontimes.com)
  • They would create an embryo clone of a sick person and extract cells genetically identical to the patient's for use in treatment. (washingtontimes.com)
  • In time, however, technology may find even more ways to create entities that function in some ways like embryos but in other ways fail as their biological equivalent, and so religious, moral, and policy distinctions are inevitable. (barnardhealth.us)
  • implant
  • However, the outer layer of cells (trophectoderm) that engage the endometrium and work with it to implant the embryo into the inner layer of the uterus do not differentiate normally in cloned embryos (DR Arnold et al. (wordpress.com)
  • research
  • Ministers want to launch a public debate to try to convince people that cloning embryos for research is not the same as creating a carbon copy of a human being. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Sources close to the panel said there was an overwhelming case for using human embryos that were going to be destroyed in any case for example, extra embryos created for in vitro fertilization if research could save human life. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Either Bill would seek to overturn a current ban on scientific research into embryos and reverse a decision by the Parliament almost four years ago not to permit embryo-cloning in Australia. (newsweekly.com.au)
  • Parliament put the ban in place almost four years ago when it decided to permit research on spare embryos from the IVF program on the grounds that those embryos were going to be destroyed anyway. (newsweekly.com.au)
  • The asylum-seeker group comprised a tiny minority of the party, but their rebellion emboldened a much larger group of MPs who are fervently in favour of widening scientific research using embryos. (newsweekly.com.au)
  • Research team leader Li Jianyuan said the new cloning technology was expected to aid in the medical treatment of patients suffering, among others, from Parkinson's disease. (health24.com)
  • that embryo stem cell research might be permitted up to 14 days, using surplus IVF of PGD embryos, but only for a very good reason to oppose the creation of IVF or cloned embryos for research, except under exceptional circumstances to oppose animal-human hybrid and parthenogenetic embryos. (srtp.org.uk)
  • It also urges the Government not to relax the present regulations governing embryo research in forthcoming legislation. (srtp.org.uk)
  • COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Fri., June 1, 2007) - Cloning, X-chromosome inactivation, stem cells, and embryogenesis are hot areas of research at the moment, and protocols featured in this month's release of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols ( cshprotocols.cshlp.org ) will aid these studies. (cshlpress.com)
  • The ultimate aim of the research will be to harness knowledge gained from understanding the development of embryos, to develop treatments for serious diseases like diabetes. (newscientist.com)
  • Using cloning technology to derive embryonic stem cells genetically identical to a patient, is potentially very important, not only to provide a source of cells that may be used to cure patients, but also to allow for genetic disease to be studied and potential drug treatments to be explored in the laboratory," says Robin Lovell-Badge, at the National Institute for Medical Research. (newscientist.com)
  • Research involving human embryonic stem cells is controversial because extracting the cells requires the destruction of a human embryo - albeit one in the earliest stage of development. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Dr. Silber talks embryo cloning & research on NBC KSDK. (infertile.com)
  • Learn about embryo cloning and embryo research. (infertile.com)
  • Dr. Silber of Infertility Center of St. Louis discusses embryo research and cloning with NBC KSDK. (infertile.com)
  • CAHGE is not opposed to genetics research in principle, but is absolutely opposed to human cloning and germ line genetic engineering. (hgalert.org)
  • Catholic teaching clearly forbids any form of embryo research that destroys the embryo, cloned or otherwise. (barnardhealth.us)
  • To this end, humans are permitted to use human embryos in research, for 'our tradition states that an embryo in vitro does not enjoy the full status of human-hood and its attendant protections. (barnardhealth.us)
  • Thus, if cloning technology research advances our ability to heal humans with greater success, it ought to be pursued since it does not require or encourage the destruction of life in the process' (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council of America, 2002). (barnardhealth.us)
  • Reproductive cloning, however, is opposed, and therefore careful oversight of research must be in place. (barnardhealth.us)
  • Federal money cannot be used for cloning research involving human embryos, and so the experiments are restricted to the private sector. (bioeticaweb.com)
  • A scientific group, the International Society for Stem Cell Research of Northbrook, Ill., called yesterday for ''a complete ban on using stem cell technology to clone humans,'' but strongly supported cloning experiments to derive stem cells. (nytimes.com)
  • This research is always going to raise a hue and cry for people who feel that the embryo is the moral equivalent of an adult human life,'' said Suzanne Holland, chairwoman of the religion department at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. ''They did everything wonderfully right in terms of the protocols they used. (nytimes.com)
  • tissue
  • One of the Xenopus-related protocols describes a method for surgically isolating and culturing a specific slice of tissue from Xenopus embryos. (cshlpress.com)
  • But instead of growing healthy human replacement tissue, Dr Wilmut proposes to deliberately clone embryos from patients who have MND in order to "study how the disease progresses in very close detail. (rediff.com)
  • genetically
  • The advantage of cloning an embryo from a specific patient would be that the stem cells produced would be genetically identical to that person - overcoming problems of immune rejection. (newscientist.com)
  • The Slashdot headline neglected to mention that they synthesised an embryo from adult human skin cells - so it's 100% genetically compatible with the donor. (slashdot.org)
  • scientist
  • A top scientist in animal cloning, Chen Dayuan, praised the experiment, saying the generation of human blastulas would hopefully heal patients by replacing cells and organs under pathological change with ones their bodies had developed by healthy means. (health24.com)
  • Even with ESCs from fertilised embryos, it takes a year to get a fully characterised stem cell line," he told New Scientist . (newscientist.com)
  • sheep
  • 05). It was inferred that HMC technique provides a cost‐effective and efficient method of in vitro production of cloned sheep embryos with a comparatively simpler technique with a possibility of automation. (deepdyve.com)
  • developmental
  • Xenopus are commonly used for developmental studies because they produce large embryos that develop rapidly, are easy to maintain and manipulate, and can be induced to ovulate year-round. (cshlpress.com)
  • Genetic
  • I can't find a quote in the moment, but I've read in several places, that far from being freaksome xerox copies of their source, a cloned human is likely to be significantly less like its genetic source person than an identifical twin is to its twin. (metafilter.com)
  • Genetic regulation of embryo death and senescence. (springer.com)
  • First they took an egg, removed its genetic material, replaced it with the genetic material from an adult skin cell, and coaxed the resulting embryo to grow. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • Cloning is a technique that allows you to make what is essentially a genetic copy of a living organism. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • destruction
  • In similar terms, the conservative Protestant Southern Baptist Convention, at its national meeting in 1999, stated: '[we] reaffirm our vigorous opposition to the destruction of innocent human life, including the destruction of human embryos. (barnardhealth.us)
  • technique
  • The technique dates back to the 1960s, when John Gurdon at Oxford University cloned a frog using just one cell from a tadpole's gut. (publicradioeast.org)
  • Handmade cloning (HMC) technique has been applied as efficient and cost‐effective alternative in many livestock species. (deepdyve.com)
  • Efficiency of cloned embryo production could be improved further by propagating and standardizing this technique. (deepdyve.com)
  • ethical
  • The advance will not only stir up the ongoing scientific and ethical controversy over human cloning, he predicted, but also will "make some people worried that cloning of human beings is inevitable. (metafilter.com)
  • I'm sure it isn't done every day of the week due to the ethical concerns, but I couldn't see how cloning embryos would present any difficulty at all. (slashdot.org)
  • Harvard
  • Reproductive cloning would be unethical, the president of the group, Dr. Leonard I. Zon, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard, said, because too many cloned animals have been unhealthy with problems like arthritis and obesity. (nytimes.com)