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    Scientists made babies from mouse skin cells

    Scientists made babies from mouse skin cells

    A group of Japanese scientists from Kyushu University has successfully turned mouse skin cells into baby mice without the use of egg cells. The technology skips over the usual method of fertilizing egg cells with sperm and instead uses a method to grow the cells with the necessary chromosomal pairs needed for life to begin. This is the first time something like this has ever been achieved… Read More

  • Facebook’s Timehop clone On This Day gets 60 million daily visitors

    Facebook’s Timehop clone On This Day gets 60 million daily visitors

    A year after blatantly copying Timehop, Facebook’s nostalgia feature is proving how successful big platforms can be when they rip off smaller products. Each day 60 million people visit On This Day, and 155 million have subscribed to its notifications that show your photos, status, updates, and wall posts from this date in years past. Facebook released the data on the one-year anniversary… Read More

  • Just another working clone dog

    Cloning is back in fashion in South Korea, with two biotech labs billing themselves as the only places in the world where you can clone your dog. Both labs are staffed by researchers who worked with former national biotech hero, Hwang Woo-suk, made famous for his human stem cell work and then again for that work being fraudulent. Hwang went on to start Sooam Biotech Research Foundation… Read More

  • Want a designer baby? We may now have the technology to create it for you!

    Remember Dolly the cloned sheep? She was a breakthrough and all, but the method used to create her, apparently, was inefficient. Scientists have now developed an easier method to clone animals (mice so far), and it only requires is some skin cells and an early embryo. Get ready for an ethics debate! When carried out, the technique makes it possible to create partial and complete clones out… Read More

  • Human embryos successfully cloned from skin cells, cloned babies next?

    Stem cell research, whether you agree with it or not, looks to have taken another step forward recently. A company called Stemagen out of La Jolla, California has “created the first mature cloned human embryos from single skin cells taken from adults, a significant advance toward the goal of growing personalized stem cells for patients suffering from various diseases,” reports… Read More