The Bush administration has taken its crusade to outlaw both embryonic stem cell cloning
and human reproductive cloning to the United Nations.
Genetix, a leading developer of technologies for automated, high throughput cell identification and selection for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clinical diagnostics industries, announces the expansion of its "CloneMedia" range of semi-solid media products for mammalian cell cloning
In addition, the volume includes a rundown of the top 10 health news items of the year, including stem cell cloning
, the flu vaccine shortage, and new findings on statin drugs.
Dr Donald Bruce, director of the Society, Religion and Technology Project of the Church of Scotland, said: 'We don't think anyone should be doing cell cloning
research until at least there is a UN ban on reproductive human cloning.
Half of the 1,000 individuals surveyed said they would support reproducing human cells in the interest of science, and 55% said they would support animal cell cloning
for the same purpose.
On the one hand we are progressing and with the human genome map and human cell cloning
we may have cures for all our illnesses - but we may not have a planet to live to a ripe old age on.
These results dramatically indicate new potential applications for ERGO in various fields in which cell preservation is crucial, including, but not limited to, applications involving stem cells, sperm cells, oocytes (ova), chondrocytes (cartilage), and cell cloning
Oxis has filed protective patents to cover these potential new applications for ERGO.
Additionally, the capabilities of LEAP have the potential to further improve workflow and process by enabling the integration of cell culture medium optimization with the cell cloning
process in a fully-automated system.