com) reported today on a large-scale differentiation process that has generated panels of differentiating human progenitor cell lines from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).
With the publication of work entitled "The ACTCellerate Initiative: large-scale combinatorial cloning of novel human embryonic stem cell derivatives," ACT scientists have solved some of these problems.
Another important finding in this publication is that these normal embryonic progenitor cell types show the expression of certain genes (such as oncofetal markers) often associated in the literature with malignant cancer.
Embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) involves cannibalizing embryonic human beings for "stem cells" that can be used to grow vital tissues.
The alleged value of embryonic stem cells is their ability to help rebuild tissues throughout the body, something adult stem cells supposedly cannot do.