What is Stem Cell? Aims and Objectives of this web site. A-Z of stem cell.
The survey findings and implications. What does the future holds for us.
The impacts of stem cell on science, human, social, economic and political front
References and Links
Other useful links and web sites online
Interviews with prominent scientists including Nobel Laureate Professor Paul Berg
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Scientists do not yet fully understand the signals that turn specific genes on and
off to influence the differentiation of the stem cell.
Scientists are still not able to consistently produced identical cell types from
embryonic stem cells. Also a limited cell types can be produced to date.
Immune rejection must be overcome.
The stem cells must overcome the hurdles of producing enough well differentiated
cell types, transplantation and engraftment.
Immune rejection must be overcome
Risk of the not so well differentiated cells developing into tumours
Risk of viral contaminations
They must not differentiate into inappropriate cell types or generate tumors. It
is clearly essential to guard against these risks in particular of tumorgenesis.
The Other Side of The Coin
While stem cell research hold many promises, it may yield its ugly side. Are humans
trying to play god? Will embryo farms be the norm in the future? Will cloning factories
produce human clones one day? Many question remains unanswered.