Monday, October 30, 2006

Brilliant!

This is genius. This technology is promising in so many ways for so many people:

British scientists have grown the world's first artificial liver from stem cells in a breakthrough that will one day provide entire organs for transplant.

The technique that created the 'mini-liver', currently the size of a one pence piece, will be developed to create a full-size functioning liver.

Described as a 'Eureka moment' by the Newcastle University researchers, the tissue was created from blood taken from babies' umbilical cords just a few minutes after birth.

Note that there are no dead babies involved here. Michael J. Fox, thy name is disingenuity. Stem cells =/= embryonic stem cells. Learn the difference!

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