IVF and the history of stem cells

Edwards, R.G.
September 2001
Nature;9/27/2001, Vol. 413 Issue 6854, p349
Academic Journal
Examines the historical potential of embryo stem cells. Fundamental approach to alleviating severe incurable human maladies; Origin of the embryo stem cell; Significance of the birth of children conceived in vitro; Characteristics of embryo stem cells.


Related Articles

  • Europe asks UK to reject cloning approval …. Dickson, David // Nature Medicine;Oct2000, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p1068 

    Reports that members of Great Britain's Parliament have been asked by their European colleagues to reject a government recommendation from a British body that has proposed changes to legislation on embryo research to allow the cloning of human embryos using cell nuclear transfer. Proposal to...

  • Stem-cell competition. Orkin, Stuart H.; Morrison, Sean J. // Nature;7/4/2002, Vol. 418 Issue 6893, p25 

    Discusses various issues on embryonic stem (ES) cell research. Risk and ethics of studying human ES cells; Diseases that potentially could be treated by research on ES cells; Discussion of two research papers on ES cells.

  • Biologists divided over proposal to create human–mouse embryos. DeWitt, Natalie // Nature;11/21/2002, Vol. 420 Issue 6913, p255 

    Reports on the conflicting opinions of biologists regarding the injection of human embryonic stem cells into mouse embryos to test the cells' likely clinical usefulness. Forum on the discussion on standards for research with human embryonic stem cells held November 13, 2002; Testing of the...

  • Abnormal maternal behaviour and growth retardation associated with loss of the imprinted gene Mest. Lefebvre, Louis; Viville, Stéphane; Barton, Sheila C.; Ishino, Fumitoshi; Keverne, Eric B.; Surani, M. Azim // Nature Genetics;Oct98, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p163 

    Mest (also known as Peg1), an imprinted gene expressed only from the paternal allele during development, was disrupted by gene targeting in embryonic stem (ES) cells. The targeted mutation is imprinted and reversibly silenced by passage through the female germ line. Paternal transmission...

  • Beating the ban. Westphal, Sylvia Pagan // New Scientist;10/6/2001, Vol. 172 Issue 2311, p14 

    Reports the plans of companies in getting human embryonic stem cells (ESC) without destroying viable embryos in the United States. UsE of ESC in medicine; Application of parthenogenesis Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) in getting ESC; Acquisition of ESC-like cells through transferring cytoplasm...

  • It's a life, stupid. Williams, Armstrong // New York Amsterdam News;2/14/2002, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p8 

    Euphemisms make it easier for scientists to justify dissecting unborn babies in the name of medical research. And, of course, that's precisely what they are doing when they poke and slice at embryos to extract stem cells. Sadly, it seems that babies do not receive the benefit of human rights...

  • Mechanical isolation of the inner cell mass is effective in derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines. Susanne Ström; José Inzunza; Karl-Henrik Grinnemo; Kerstin Holmberg; Eija Matilainen; Anne-Marie Strömberg; Elisabeth Blennow; Outi Hovatta // Human Reproduction;Dec2007, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p3051 

    BACKGROUND For clinical grade human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines, a robust derivation system without any substances having animal origin would be required. We have gradually improved our hESC derivations. Human skin fibroblasts were used as feeder cells in derivation of all our 25 permanent...

  • In the beginning. Carnley, Peter // Bulletin with Newsweek;9/3/2002, Vol. 120 Issue 6340, p34 

    Focuses on the embryonic stem cell debate in Australia. Questions concerning the care and protection of human embryo; Assertion on the starting point of human life; Scientific explanation on the conception of human individual.

  • 'Ethical' stem-cell paper under attack. Abbott, Alison // Nature;9/7/2006, Vol. 443 Issue 7107, p12 

    The article features the news of the creation of human embryonic cells without destroying the embryo. It attracted worldwide media excitement, and later wide criticism for destroying the embryos used in the research. Even the scientific fraternity considered the work and the presentation as...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics