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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:20 AM

 

Baby mice created from stem cells

Source: Guardian (UK)

Mitinori Saitou of Kyoto University led a team that took stem cells from mice and genetically reprogrammed them to become egg precursor cells. When these were mixed with appropriate body cells from female mice to make "reconstituted ovaries" and implanted into mice, they developed into mature eggs. These were then successfully fertilised in the lab by IVF and the resulting mouse pups were healthy and fertile.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/04/baby-mice-stem-cells



Beyond comment.

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panzerfaust Oct 2012 OP
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #1
GreenPartyVoter Oct 2012 #2
newfie11 Oct 2012 #3
AAO Oct 2012 #4
Kelvin Mace Oct 2012 #5
valerief Oct 2012 #6
snooper2 Oct 2012 #7
hockeynut57 Oct 2012 #8
bamacrat Oct 2012 #13
slackmaster Oct 2012 #9
newfie11 Oct 2012 #10
Uncle Joe Oct 2012 #12
closeupready Oct 2012 #20
bemildred Oct 2012 #11
slackmaster Oct 2012 #14
bemildred Oct 2012 #16
snooper2 Oct 2012 #15
Duer 157099 Oct 2012 #17
JRLeft Oct 2012 #18
sakabatou Oct 2012 #19
jmowreader Oct 2012 #21

Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:39 AM

1. Why 'beyond comment'?

There's comment further down in the article.

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:31 AM

2. "Holy crap!" Is all I can come up with.

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:16 AM

3. Jurassic park in our future

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:27 AM

4. Are they sure this isn't a side-effect of the Fukishima disaster? n/t

 

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:45 AM

5. More cutting edge biotech

occurring outside the U.S.

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:48 AM

6. Holy Cannoli! But, but...I thought only God and fornicators could create life!

Now I understand. God is a stem cell!!!!

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:52 AM

7. What are they fucking around with mice for, start working on lungs..

Take some good tissue and grow a new one in a jar. That way I don't have to quit smoking

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:58 AM

8. make that a double.

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:19 PM

13. Here Here +1. n/t

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:04 AM

9. This could be a very serious problem. We're going to need more cats. Lots of them.

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:18 AM

10. Good one!

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:56 AM

12. Or Mountain Dew



http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002117446#post16

Pepsi Says Mountain Dew Can Dissolve Mouse Carcasses



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Response to slackmaster (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:51 PM

20. Fine with me.

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:49 AM

11. If I am not mistaken, this means you can have a child with yourself.

At any age. Boggles the mind.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:21 PM

14. George Foreman could spawn a bunch of actual copies of himself

 

Much more effective than naming all of your kids after yourself.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:33 PM

16. Millions of little Donald Trumps running around fighting each other.

"There can be only one!"

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Response to bemildred (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:00 PM

15. people fuck themselves all the time,

bout time something came from it

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:41 PM

17. But why the use of the word "baby"?

Any newborn animal is a baby. Now if they are genetically programmed to *stay* babies, then they have something really special there....

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:46 PM

18. This is going to drive the bible thumpers insane.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:49 PM

19. Of course

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Response to panzerfaust (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 05:23 PM

21. We need more ways to produce mice?

This is like the Korean scientist that cloned a coyote.

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