Complexity Digest 2005.31 - 09
Stem Cells Bring Home The Bacon, Science Now
Excerpts: Researchers claim to have turned pig skin cells into embryos. A team of scientists reported here yesterday that they had transformed skin cells collected from fetal pigs into egg cells that went on to become embryos. While scientists say the work, presented here yesterday at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, is preliminary and more in-depth testing is needed, they agree that it's unusually compelling.
- Source: Stem Cells Bring Home The Bacon
[ http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/726/5?etoc ], Jennifer Couzin, Science Now, 05/07/26