Mice Testicles Provides “Ethical Stem Cells” For Ethicists OnlyBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Saturday, March 25, 2006
According to latest news flash scientists have found mice testicles can yield embryonic stem cell like cells.
A team in Germany has successfully grown mouse ESC-like cells from spermatagonial stem cells which normally turn into sperm. The ESC-like cells can be grown into all tissues of the mouse body, suggesting that if the same could be done in men, it would provide patients with a source of tissue-matched cells for repairing any damaged organs or tissue.
May I suggest that we reserve such “ethical” testicular stem cells harvested from male mice for the so-called ethicists only?
Jokes aside if this breakthrough proves successful in humans (which I somehow doubt) it will provide yet another benefit of being a man - providing stem cell harvest for all.