The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a state-run agency that funds stem cell research, is considering funding research on human embryos using a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9. This could potentially allow for cures to be discovered for devastating inherited diseases.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, disabling disease of the central nervous system. In its severest form, MS may impair locomotion, vision, bladder function, and even respiratory function, and can be fatal. Many experts estimate that up to 400,000 Americans have MS.
For the first time, researchers created what they call Alzheimer s in a Dish human brain cells that develop defining Alzheimer s structures in a petri dish. This incredible achievement could redefine how Alzheimer s and potential treatment drugs are studied. Until now, researchers were only able to use mice that developed an imperfect form of the disease.
A multinational team of stem cell researchers published a groundbreaking report in the recent edition of the journal Nature, describing the production of functioning liver-type tissue derived from a mixture of several types of induced pluripotent stem cells after implantation into mice.