Cloning and Politics

Robert Harley harley@argote.ch
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:33:39 +0100 (CET)


I wrote:
> [...] embryonic stem cells were first isolated four years ago.
> Non-cancerous "immortal" cell lines were recognised two years ago and
> the relevant adult ones were isolated two years ago.  [...]
 
It is actually three years since the relevant embryonic cell-lines
were reported (November 1998):

  http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/282/5391/1145


JB wrote:

> > Non-cancerous "immortal" cell lines were
> > recognised two years ago
> This is complete bullshit that even a sophomoric investigation of the
> literature would reveal to be absolutely false.


Please sophomorically investigate the relevant paper (January 1999):

  http://www.swmed.edu/home_pages/cellbio/shay-wright/publications/naturegenetics.99.pdf



Note also that the lines derived from adult cells were reported in:
  
  "Multilineage Potential of Adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells"
  by Pittenger, Mackay, Beck, Jaiswal, Douglas, Mosca, Moorman, Simonetti, Craig and Marshak
  Science, 2 April 1999.

There's an index at:

  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol284/issue5411/index.shtml

but it requires a $ub$cription to get at the text...


Bye,
  Rob.
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