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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    From Nature Acid bath offers easy path to stem cells

    One of the most surprising findings is that the STAP cells can also form placental tissue, something that neither iPS cells nor embryonic stem cells can do. That could make cloning dramatically easier, says Wakayama. Currently, cloning requires extraction of unfertilized eggs, transfer of a donor nucleus into the egg, in vitro cultivation of an embryo and then transfer of the embryo to a surrogate. If STAP cells can create their own placenta, they could be transferred directly to the surrogate. Wakayama is cautious, however, saying that the idea is currently at “dream stage”.

    I think Obokata should be cloned at least a few dozen times herself.
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    I find Wakayama an unfortunate name in a field such as this. YMMV.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    I wonder if STAP cells from aborted foetuses could be saved in case the potential mother changes her mind?
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Posted By: TrimI wonder if STAP cells from aborted foetuses could be saved in case the potential mother changes her mind?
    Your fantasies of cloning Julie Christie by finding an old TRS-80 and voice overs by Robert Vaughn are doomed to failure.
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    Heheh!
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Ha! :)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Posted By: joshs
    Posted By: TrimI wonder if STAP cells from aborted foetuses could be saved in case the potential mother changes her mind?
    Your fantasies of cloning Julie Christie by finding an old TRS-80 and voice overs by Robert Vaughn are doomed to failure.


    My fantasies of cloning beautiful women are of a pure scientific nature.

    How else are we going to get blokes to colonise space?
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    You make a good point. Imagine going to a remote base that
    a) was home to a few dozen of your ex-girlfriends
    b) wasn't.

    You have to pick a) or b)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Cumfort clones.
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    Yuk
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Posted By: TrimMy fantasies of cloning beautiful women are of a pure scientific nature.

    If you clone a beautiful woman, you will end up with a beautiful baby....just saying
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Or possibly an ugly duckling.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Highly unlikely ducks and women are not closely related Angus, I know biology isn't your field but...
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    Posted By: BigOilRep
    Posted By: TrimMy fantasies of cloning beautiful women are of a pure scientific nature.

    If you clone a beautiful woman, you will end up with a beautiful baby....just saying

    Why clone when you can build.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2014
     
    Flesh and blood or metal and plastic?

    Using an advance 3D printer and some stem cells, it should be possible in the fairly near future to build a working uterus and blood vessels to keep it viable (they have already printed a working bladder) with artificial blood or blood marrow as well as the necessary nutriments it could in theory turn a SLAP (cell) into a baby so maybe my Roo-Bots won't be needed for interstellar colonisation.
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    That makes me hopping mad
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2014
     
    You're late. Trim has been mad for years.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2014
     
    True, not quite as long as you though.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
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    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2016
     
    Mint sauce anyone?