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SETI Communication Only Outward So Far

...are too prone to atomic and electrical forces to have free will. Cells are extremely diverse, and they communicate profusely, yet only over limited areas, and without sentience as far...

Tinkering with Human Embryos More Brazen than Ever

...succeed in growing stem cells into embryo-like structures, it could be difficult to determine whether the structures count as embryos, and thus are subject to the 14-day rule. “It’s an...

Life as the Communication of Information

...receive information from the DNA library. Colonies of cells transmit and receive molecular signals to each other. Sperm communicates with egg. Tissues communicate with organs, which communicate with bodies and...

Body Wonders You Didn't Know You Had

...Science Daily says. These on/off switch positions are heritable, so that the next generation can be prepared for stressful situations. Custom facial: Skeletal stem cells lay the foundation for development...

Who Knows the Evil that Darwinians Do?

...humdrum news item where progress is made from time to time. (Note that there is an ethical difference between killing embryos for their stem cells and implanting stem cells into...

Humans Could Be Much Healthier

...on stem cell therapies, including ones that take the mother’s stem cells and transplant them to the growing fetus in the womb. Hopes are rising that stem cells from the...

Humans May Have Lost Beneficial Traits

...a new way to reprogram body cells into “induced multipotent stem cells” (iMS), scientists can extract fat cells and dope them with AZA, a compound known to induce cell plasticity....

Blindness Reversed with Adult Stem Cells

to their embryonic state. Who needs embryonic stem cells? This is great news, and more may be coming. We’ve already seen rapid advances with adult stem cells and iPS cells....

Secular Science's Meat Market: Abortion and Embryos

...do anything to stop scientific progress. Strangely, the article ends with someone worried about “more concerning forms of germline editing.” Breakthrough in generating embryonic cells that are critical for human...

The Crawling Eye: Cells as Lenses

Certain bacteria can respond to light be turning their whole bodies into eyeballs. The cells are round anyway; why not focus light? Scientists have wondered why certain cyanobacteria in “pond...

Smart Money Is on Adult Stem Cells, but Some Scientists Still Lust after Embryos

has become clear. Stem cells are cells that can grow into any tissue type. Embryonic stem cells (ES) are derived from fertilized embryos that, if implanted, would grow into an...

Intelligent Design Is Leading Biology's Golden Age

...Made up mostly of stem cells, it seems to be immortal. A researcher at Pomona College is intrigued; could we learn the secrets of aging by studying this little creature?...

Were Our Bodies Created for Self-Repair?

...cells from embryos (ES cells) could provide a wealth of new cells but spark ethical objections. Stem cells produced from adult cells (so-called induced pluripotent stem [iPS] cells) avoid the...

Scientific Ethics: A Reader Digest

...induced stem cells (Nature): A story pitting the performance of adult stem cells against embryonic stem cells. What to do when there is an urgent need for kidney transplant tissue?...

Adult Stem Cells Outpace Embryonics

article pits adult stem cells against embryonic stem cells by discussing “Muse cells” found in a variety of tissues, including bone marrow, fat tissues and skin. “Muse cells are unique...
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