The Harvard Stem Cell Institute

The Boston Herald looks at the work of the new Harvard Stem Cell Institute - including therapeutic cloning: "At Daley's lab, a satellite in Harvard's 'virtual institute,' researchers have been able to take skin cells from mice afflicted with a genetic disease, transplant the nucleus from the cell into a mouse egg that has had it's chromosomes removed, grow an embryo and derive stem cells. Researcher have then performed repairs on the stem cells to fix the genetic malfunction and injected the repaired cells back in the mouse. The result: a much healthier mouse. 'We're not only interested in curing mice, we're interested in curing people with diseases. We want to use the same procedure we're using in mice on people, but we need approval to do that.'"


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