Cloned stem cells may give you a new lease of life
The name of my article is “Cloned stem cells may give a new lease of life” I found this article in the “New Scientist” magazine. It was published on November 8, 2002. The article is telling us about how to use therapeutic (treatment) cloning to take adult cells from a human body, create cloned embryos (animal or plant in the early period of its development before it is born or grown) and remove stem cells that can turn into a wide range of tissues (a bunch of cells forming an animal or plant.
Like the heart, brain, muscles, and lungs are some examples of tissues). When they tried this experiment on two cows, one cow was given drugs to minimize the protection system and the other cow wasn’t given any drugs. Both cows managed to replace up to half of the cows blood stem cells after only one injection. The team in this article thinks that stem cells that are cloned have a bigger advantage than other stem cells because they could be younger and much better at replacing damaged tissue.
People who get “younger” cells created by therapeutic cloning might end up with stem cells that have shown improved repair capabilities. They are doing this to cure various dangerous diseases (for example: this can be used to cure leukemia (blood cancer). The team that is trying to do this is called “Advanced Cell Technology or ATC in Massachusetts and Malcolm Moore of the Memorial and Sloan Kettering from the Cancer center in New York. This experiment is taking place in New York and Massachusetts. Opinion Paragraph
When I first read this article I was stunned at how difficult this subject was. I support the teams that are working on this project because it might help people that have dangerous or deadly diseases. This can help lots of people and probably save lots of lives. In France they have already tested stem cell cloning and it saved a mans life. So I believe that this is something that the team doing the research should think about. (A stem cell is a cell that helps weaker cells to grow stronger and better)
Cells are the all living organisms. Some organisms, like bacteria, are unicellular-that means they only have a single cell. Other organisms, such as humans, are multicellular, and have cells estimated to be about 100,000,000,000,000! A cell can take in nutrients, make these nutrients into energy. They can also carry out specialized things, and reproduce as if they have to. Even more amazing is that each cell stores its own instructions to do what it has to. )