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  • demetergreen demetergreen Mar 15, 2011 8:55 AM Flag

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    Did anyone catch a news report last night (in NYC) about "safe" hesc processing? I was half asleep and missed it.

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    • 'Ethical' stem-cell work advances
      New methods spare embryos
      The Washington Times

      Several Massachusetts firms are forging ahead with ambitious stem- cell research plans, circumventing the heated debate over embryonic research by using other, less-controversial methods.

      Biocell Center, a European technology firm, has opened the first amniotic-fluid stem-cell bank in the United States in Medford, Mass., near Boston. Another Boston-area biotech firm, Advanced Cell Technology in Worcester, Mass., uses a nondestructive technique that involves working with a single cell from an embryo in a project aimed at preventing blindness.

      Massachusetts, which has one of the nation’s best-educated work forces, has been at the center of stem-cell research since Gov. Deval Patrick’s re cent $1 billion, 10-year Life Sciences Initiative, which was intended to make the state a world leader in the field. One of its first successes was the Biocell Center project, which plans to provide cryogenic storage of stem cells for families, medical centers and scientists.

      “This builds on our strength – a concentration of brainpower, research, hospitals and other institutions, venture capital and imagination,” Mr. Patrick said. “The [biotechnology] cluster is helping to lead Massachusetts out of this recession and give hope to people who are suffering.”

      Perhaps more significant, the Biocell Center avoids the moral controversy triggered by embryonic stem-cell research. The company harvests and stores stem cells from the amniotic fluid surrounding an unborn child in the uterus, a process that does not interfere with the fetus itself.

    • yes I did, I was interested too. it was about hsc derived from amniotic fluid.... a company is taking that and storing it for future if the child/adult ever needs it. I think they something like $110 a year for storage and $2000 for the process. f
      Biocell Center, a European technology firm, has opened the first amniotic-fluid stem-cell bank in the United States in Medford, Mass., near Boston. Another Boston-area biotech firm, Advanced Cell Technology in Worcester, Mass., uses a nondestructive technique that involves working with a single cell from an embryo in a project aimed at preventing blindness.

      unfortunatly they did not mention act on the news

 
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