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New stem cell isolation protocol

  1. Aug 25, 2006 #1


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    Good news but I am afraid it will not help the political debate
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  3. Aug 26, 2006 #2
    That is indeed good news. The objection seemed to stem from the principle that since you could not know when life began, that killing an embryo could be equated to "murder" has been neatly sidestepped by this. Are you suggesting though that this is not enough to ease the concerns of the religous conservatives?

    In my opinion there was no rational reason to oppose this research in the first place whether the Embryo died or not. But then I'm not a Christian, although I respect their right to object if not their reasoning.

    As a matter of interest just how many embryos are there in a healthy woman?
  4. Aug 26, 2006 #3


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    None. Unless she is also pregnant.
  5. Aug 26, 2006 #4
    My bad, I mean how many ova are there in a woman. Thanks for the clarification, I was on serious mind altering drugs when I wrote that :wink: :smile:
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  6. Aug 26, 2006 #5


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    Oh, that's different :rofl: :wink:
    AFAIK somewhere around 1 or 2 million folicles at birth. Perhaps 400 or so mature to be ova.
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