[ RadSafe ] Cloning Critters From Skin Cell Tissue
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Sun Jul 26 17:28:33 CDT 2009
This is from: jpreisig at aol.com .
Hope your week is off to a great start.
I was watching TV last night, and saw that some Japanese people
cloned some living mice from live skin tissue cells. Not from
matter, not from embryonic tissue, etc. No, they cloned live mice
skin tissue cells. Guess there are whole DNA strands in live skin
cells. WOW!!!! Sounds like Nobel prize winning science to me. They
showed one of the cloned live mice. The implications for Radiation
and other fields of biology are enormous.
You can get your son/daughter over to your lab bench, bribe them
candy and/or soft drinks, and in a few minutes, after some slight pain,
you can clone one of your kids from their skin tissue. Heck, you
probably even clone your favorite family pet. Don't take me too
The implications for human organ growth are amazing too. Take
tissue from a live organ <or maybe someday from a piece of skin tissue
and grow more such tissue in some petri dish or whatever. One could
perhaps grow healthy pancreatic tissue for implanting into a dead or
pancreas and cure type I <or late life type II> diabetes. Why don't
do pancreas transplants --- is it very difficult to do????
Supposedly, in type I diabetes, the pancreas is dead or dying. The
immune and/or other defense systems are attacking the whole pancreas
because it is of no use to the body; it is like foreign matter in the
it is not serving its original purpose. Perhaps one day now someone
be able to grow a whole pancreas from some healthy pancreatic tissue.
Clearly, all of this cloning work has to be regulated and
Still, cloning critters from skin tissue will lead to less objection
this cloning from government and/or religious organizations.
If one is in a small country, with little government oversight,
make speedy progress towards biological research goals. Still, if
use mutated and/or damaged DNA, the research outcomes could be
tough to deal with. Let's be careful out there!!!!!!
On a side note, the 7 TeV on 7 TeV proton collider at CERN
<Switzerland/France> should be coming online in Fall, 2009.
Brookhaven's RHIC <Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider> apparently had
a successful Spring, 2009 proton run at 100 GeV on 100 GeV AND
250 GeV on 250 GeV proton energies. They seem to be doing more
work with protons than with heavy ions. Small wonder.
Some sort of Free Quark has been observed at FermiLab. See their
If cloning animals from tissue DNA doesn't get bioscientists
quickly with their work, I don't know what would. Again, let's be
Let the grant applications start flying out the door!!!!
Regards, Joseph R. <Joe> Preisig, Ph.D.
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