Saturday, October 07, 2006

Stojkovic develops human ES cell line from 'dead' embryo

In stark contrast to the glitz and hoopla surrounding the ACT dislosure on "ethical" stem cell work, significant work by Miodrag Stojkovic developing a human stem cell line from so-called 'dead' embryos has been largely ignored in the popular press. Stojkovic, once at Newcastle and a co-author of the paper claiming human cloning through SCNT (the only unretracted paper presently to do so), has stated that he created a pluripotent ES cell line from 1 of 13 embryos that had stopped developing 6 to 7 days after fertilization ('dead' embryo). Stojkovic had left Newcastle and now works in Spain.

The work is discussed in 313 Science 1869 and 443 Nature 376-377.


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