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Genetic Crossroads
February 7th, 2008

Are male eggs and female sperm on the horizon?
by Peter Aldhous
New Scientist
February 2nd, 2008
In a handful of labs across the world, biologists are trying to make genetically male cells develop into eggs, and female cells into sperm.

Mature Human Embryos Created From Adult Skin Cells
by Rick Weiss
Washington Post
January 18th, 2008
Scientists at a California company reported yesterday that they had created the first mature cloned human embryos from single skin cells taken from adults, a significant advance toward the goal of growing personalized stem cells for patients suffering from various diseases.

Biotech Stemagen fused skin and egg to clone embryo
by Terri Somers
San Diego Union Tribune
January 18th, 2008
The article published online yesterday in the journal Stem Cells showed that the tiny company had taken a big step toward its goal: patient-specific stem cells. The feat was met with mixed reviews in the small and competitive community of embryonic stem cell research.

U.S. Firm Clones Human Embryos
by Jennifer LeClaire
Sci-Tech Today
January 18th, 2008
On Thursday, a small biotech company made controversial stem-cell research waves with an announcement that it has cloned human embryos using SCNT.

The Bullet Missed
Editorial, Investor's Business Daily
January 18th, 2008
For Californians, the good news is that only a small part of the $3 billion in Proposition 71 bonds has been issued. So they still could save themselves a good deal of money by winding the program down.

Human embryos cloned from adult cells
by David Cyranoski
Nature
January 17th, 2008
A California company has brought human cloning research to a new level with efficient production of cloned human blastocysts - an early stage of embryos.

As human cloning advances, ethics debate gets louder
by Sandi Dolbee
San Diego Union Tribune

January 17th, 2008
A human embryo has been cloned by using a woman's egg cells and a man's skin cells. And so has a question for the ages: Just because you can do it, does it make it right?


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