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Adult Cells Cloned to Produce Human Embryo

by Medindia Content Team on  January 18, 2008 at 7:08 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Adult Cells Cloned to Produce Human Embryo
California-based company has successfully utilised adult human cells to produce cloned human embryos, which may be described as the first step towards using cloning techniques for biomedical research and therapy.
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Even though human blastocysts have been reported earlier also, Stemagen is the first company to produce them with male fibroblasts.

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The company now needs to use such blastocysts to establish self-propagating lines of embryonic stem cells that would be genetically identical to a patient.

In 2004 and 2005, Korean researcher Woo Suk Hwang claimed that he had created cloned human blastocysts, and stem-cell lines from them. However, his results turned out to be fraudulent.



Source: ANI
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