RE: Ban on Human Cloning

Billy Brown (
Sun, 21 Nov 1999 11:46:28 -0600

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

>   (b) Growing organs on dissolvable plastic frames from stem cells.

> Requires a bit more work on getting growth factors correct
> and being able to harvest appropriate stem cells from the
> transplant recipient or other compatible donors. [But the
> donor supply goes up significantly when you only a few stem
> cells are needed and you don't have to be dead to give them.]
I'd think that for most organs you'd also have to solve the problems involved in growing blood vessels and nerves in the proper configuration. How hard do these problems look?

Billy Brown, MCSE+I