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blastomere

[′blas·tə‚mir]
(embryology)
A cell of a blastula.
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If a magic formula to coax embryonic cells to form beta cells could be found, scientists could conjure bottomless vats of potential diabetes cures.
Using Parental Support([TM]) technology, a single embryonic cell can be tested for a variety of molecular and cytogenetic diseases, including Down Syndrome as well as multiple genetic disorders such as muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, and hereditary breast cancer.
Erratum to "Increased egg-laying in Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) fed artificial diet supplemented with an embryonic cell line" [Biol.
The first big test of embryonic cell politics will come when Geron brings its plans for clinical trials to the FDA for approval, probably this fall.
Embryonic cells have proven effective because they have the potential to become any kind of cell in the body; however, their use is very controversial, according to Dr.
In addition to using mouse embryos, Roberts, professor of animal sciences, also uses the human embryonic cell lines authorized by President George W.
Science, through the advances being made in human genetics and genetic manipulation, is challenging Christian ethicists to clarify the value of human life at every stage of existence from conception and embryonic cell division to old age compromised by chronic or debilitating disease.
Adult stem cells, which can be extracted from bone marrow, aren't as versatile as embryonic cells, which can differentiate into almost any type of cell in the human body.
The Japanese study brings hope that adult stem cells, which are obtained without killing the donor, could have the same versatility as embryonic cells without the ethical and scientific drawbacks.
Newcastle University Professor Alison Murdoch spoke out after researchers revealed South Korean Dr Woo Suk Hwang had faked claims to have cloned human embryonic cells.
They may not necessarily have the ability to turn into a nerve or a heart cell as we know embryonic cells can.
It is increasingly possible that research on embryonic cells in Japan will begin by the end of the year.