In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults
Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.
The advance, described online in the journal Cell Stem Cell, is the first time researchers have achieved “therapeutic cloning” of adults. Technically called somatic-cell nuclear transfer, therapeutic cloning means producing embryonic cells genetically identical to a donor, usually for the purpose of using those cells to treat disease.
LOOK AT THIS ELEPHANT BOOPING A GIRAFFE
I have been booped by an elephant and it is literally the best experience in the world everyone should try to be booped by an elephant at least once it’s incredible!
When I was twelve an elephant grabbed me and tried to run off with me, which was quite terrifying but also a little bit flattering.
i sense an anecdote here