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Scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Centre(ONPRC) have announced that they have succeeded in turning human skin cells into early-stage embryos. These can then be used create specialised tissue to treat disease.
Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Senior Scientist at the ONPRC, said the technique could help treat diseases, including Parkinson’s.
He said: “Parkinson’s disease is caused by dysfunction of very few types of cells. Basically, they’re a type of neurons that are not producing enough some chemicals – and in many patients these cells are actually gone, they died off.
“So now, in the laboratory, we can learn how to produce, for example, these neurons that would produce this chemical and transplant this into patients with this disease,” Mitalipov continued.
The researchers said their technique also holds promise for the treatment of heart disease, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries.
Cloning polarises opinion – with opponents saying its unethical to experiment on human embryos and calling for a ban.
The Oregon team’s technique uses unfertilised human eggs instead of embryos – as well as several of the methods that produced Dolly, a sheep created by cloning in 1996.
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A new-born baby is in a critical condition in hospital in Poland after being born with 2.9 grams of alcohol in its blood – which is almost 15 times the adult drink drive limit.
The baby girl’s 38-year-old mother is said to have gone into labour while intoxicated and was taken to a hospital in the city of Tomaszow Mazowiecki. Doctors called police when the mother, who is said to have been visibly drunk, checked in at the hospital.
A police spokeswoman said: “A blood test showed that the 38-year-old woman had a level of 1.2 grams of alcohol at the time of birth.” 1.2 grams of alcohol is the equivalent of a bottle of wine or two litres of beer in an adult body but the effect of alcohol is compounded in babies. Consequently, the new-born was found to have a level of 2.9 grams, police said. The blood-alcohol limit for drivers in Poland is 0.2 grams.
There are no immediate fears for the baby’s life but doctors are concerned about her development.
The mother could face charges of endangering the life and health of her child, a crime which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.
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