Oct 16, 2012

Live Mice Stem From Reprogrammed Skin Cells

Rewriting Nature?
Via: Gadjitz 
Two teams of Chinese scientists have done just that by producing a live mouse from adult mouse skin cells. The cells were effectively “reprogrammed” with a virus to become every type of cell needed to produce a new mouse (other than a placenta). While both teams experienced some abnormalities and deaths in the first generation of petri dish mice, one of the teams was able to produce hundreds of second- and third-generation mice.
Genetically Modified Soldiers?