Friday, July 24, 2009

Scientists Continue To Push The Envelope When It Comes To Cloning

Two groups of Chinese scientists have reportedly discovered a technique in which they can "reprogram" mature skin cells of mice into embryonic-like cells. The new embryonic-like cells can then be used to create offspring.

According to The Wall Street Journal, this new technique may be used to create stem cell lines that can help treat human diseases. However, the technique can also be used to create human clones and "designer babies" who have manufactured genetic traits.

[SIDEBAR: When science experiments cross certain boundaries of nature, disaster is sure to strike.]

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