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  • n  the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
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  • US scientists make embryonic stem cells from adult skin
    For the first time, US researchers have cloned embryonic stem cells from adult cells, a breakthrough on the path towards helping doctors treat a host of diseases. The embryonic stem cells -- which were created by fusing an adult skin cell with an egg cell that had been stripped of genetic material -- were genetically identical to the donors. The hope is that cloned embryonic stem cells, which ...
    April 18, 2014 - AFP via Yahoo! News
  • First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin
    Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a mammal. Dolly's birth set off a huge outpouring of ethical concern — along with hope that the same techniques ...
    April 17, 2014 - KERA North Texas
  • Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up
    If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo. Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form an embryo. Researchers said on Wednesday they have identified a protein on the egg cell's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of a sperm cell, allowing the two cells to join. This protein ...
    April 16, 2014 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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