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Hellene's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Hellene

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Correction: I originally stated that Lanza's team made type O-negative blood; it was type O blood that they made -- still versatile, but not quite the universal grail of type O-negative. However, Lanza said that the technique could just as easily make O-negative, provided one started with an O-negative stem cell line -- something they did not possess (and does not appear to exist in any of the embryonic stem cell lines currently eligible for federal research funding.) "As soon as you get one line, it's immortal," he said.

This is serious. Science is being denied the materials to do it's job. Over eight thousand zygotes are being discarded each year in the US.

What a complete waste.

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:19:00 UTC | #221477