The Bigger Story Behind the 3 Parent Embryo- Human Embryo Genetic Experimentation

Countless sources are reporting on the “three parent embryo” created as a potential treatment for infertility.  What has not been reported is that there is an almost 10 year history of unregulated human experimentation in this arena which led to a rare federal ban on specific fertility treatments.  Is this hope, hype or dangerous human […]

Sperm Made from Female Stem Cells- All Female Baby Possible

Scientists in the UK have successfully tricked stem cells from a female to develop into sperm.  If these cells are functional then the possibility exists for an “all-female” baby to be made from the cells of a same sex female couple.  This is the next step forward from a group that earlier did the same thing […]

Embryo Adoption, Stem Cell Research, Partial Birth Abortion Oh My: Breaking News From DITM

  When does human life begin and what is a human?  Fertility specialists wrestle with this question every day as embryos are created, frozen, thawed, implanted, and discarded.  Occasionally an embryo is even “adopted”.  Today I received the draft results of a US government Health and Human Services Research Project that I participated in on […]

Babies Without Men: Creating Sperm From A Woman’s Bone Marrow

NOTE TO READERS: this post is a copy of the full article and discussion which can be found here- please click for the many many comments Scientists report today on the ability to create sperm from bone marrow cells.  Initially performed in men, the technique could potentially be performed in women and lead to a […]

Human-Animal Mutant Animal Developed: It’s Not the First!

Many reports on-line are coming out about chimeric man-sheep creatures developed. Scientists have created the world’s first human-sheep chimera – which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs.  The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells – and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being […]

Flawed Research: The Hidden Weakness of Peer Review & More Falsified Stem Cells

The point of this post is not about stem cell research it is about flaws in the peer review process.  However, I need to start with a little timely news and some background first. In yet another blow to stem cell research, New Scientist reports today that one of the best-known stem cell papers in the […]