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Word of the week: In vitro fertilization (IVF)

IVF simply means fertilization in a dish. This is achieved by obtaining sperm and an egg. Optimal eggs are chosen, and the sperm washed. They are then mixed in a dish, and cultured for approximately 3 days, until the zygote … Continue reading

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Nobel Lecture by Sir Martin J. Evans – Media Player at Nobelprize.org

In 2007 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Sir Martin J. Evans, Mario Cappecchi and Oliver Smithies.┬áThe Laureates genetically modified and implanted embryonic stem cells into adult female mice, and that way creating genetically modified offspring. … Continue reading

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What are stem cells?

We found an interesting video on youtube.com, which simply explaines what stem cells are. The video also uses many important words that we will use throughout the blog.

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What are stem cells?

A Russian scientist, Alexander Maximov, found out in 1908 that blood cells could originate from only one cell type which he named stem cells. He suggested that some triggers were responsible for making these cells differentiate into different types of … Continue reading

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