In a message dated 98-11-09 02:19:04 EST, John Clark wrote:
> Geron thinks it can convert any one of your cells back to its embryonic
> Take any human embryonic stem cell, it doesn't matter who it's from, and
> destroy the nucleus in it, then remove the nucleus (the part of the cell
> contains the DNA) from any cell in your body and insert it into the
> of the stem cell. You end up with Scott Badger's personal embryonic stem
> cell. This is very similar to the technique used to clone mice that was
> reported a few months ago.
Won't the mitochodrial DNA be from the donor, then? Are there potential compatibility problems there?
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