Great advance in stem cell research

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    LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers said on Sunday they had found a safer way to transform ordinary skin cells into powerful stem cells in a move that could eventually remove the need to use human embryos.

    It is the first time that scientists have turned skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells -- which look and act like embryonic stem cells -- without having to use viruses in the process.

    The new method also allows for genes that are inserted to trigger cell reprogramming to be removed afterwards.

    Researchers find safer way to make stem cells | Science | Reuters
     
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    GOLLY! Whatta SHOCKER!

    Yet ANOTHER tidbit coming out which discredits the left's desperation to use fetal stems cells to advance the secular sacred cow: "Science"
     
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    Pub you're demonstrating a worrying tendency to obsession. It's a scientific story and you immediately politicise it. You need counselling :lol:
     
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    And, by far, the biggest nut job on this site rears his ugly head again. Wow, you truthfully have serious issues
     
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    Well ... if idiots like Pubicus hadn't been fighting so hard against all stem cell research just because of the name, perhaps they would have found it a lot sooner ...
     
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    so bush doesn't throw money at a problem like you wanted him to and people work harder and figure out another way........
     
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    sorry, no one was against ALL stem cell research
    just embryonic stem cell research
     
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    actually, the facts are that the only stem cell research that was banned from recieving federal funding was embryonic stem cells
    that means that things like THIS(the OP) were able to get greater funding because they didnt have to share it
     
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    ROFLMNAO... OH GOD! Now THAT's PRECIOUS... A Leftist complaining about "Science" being Politicized... HYSTERICAL.

    This is a fair sign that someone is within minutes of declaring the world is ending due to 'GLOBAL WARMING'... or perhaps it will be someone denigrating those who claim divine endowment of human rights are moralist's who are standing between humanity and "SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS!" which lies with developing human embryos so they can be harvested for their stem cells...



    HILARIOUS!
     
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    Indeed Dive... I have never said a word against stem cell research... N'er once have I condemned the study of stem cells, per se... I have however spoken out against the harvesting of human beings... and this on the immutable principle that there is no right to take the life of one human being without a sound and valid moral justification... the extent of which does not include 'to harvest their stem cells for research...'
     
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