Saturday, July 30, 2005

Spinal Confusion discusses eSC alternatives

Steven writes a great post on why 810 won't end the cloning debate. He also writes very intelligently about the process of cell dedifferentiation and why it is the most scientifically realistic of the eSC alternatives.
Transdifferentiation, including dedifferentiation, will allow researchers a way to obtain the cells they need to study the early stages of disease processes without destroying embryos or subjecting women to risky hyperovulation sessions, as eggs would not be required.