Posts Tagged ‘Bio-ethics’

Hutt candidates debate Euthanasia

Friday, November 11th, 2011

All five Hutt South candidates would support a bill on assisted euthanasia to at least the select committee stage, voters were told last night.

About 30 people gathered at the Petone Library to hear the candidates – plus New Zealand First’s Rongotai candidate Brent Pierson – tell them why they should get their vote.

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Stem cells created from human kidneys

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Australian researchers have managed to “trick” human kidney cells into reverting to generalised cells able to develop into virtually any type of tissue in the body. Creating stem cells without the use of embryos offers scientists a powerful new set of tools for studying the molecular mechanisms driving genetic kidney disorders such as polycystic kidney Read more

Reprogrammed stem cells imperfect

Friday, April 8th, 2011

When scientists announced five years ago they could reprogram ordinary skin cells into behaving like embryonic stem cells, religious conservatives and others who opposed the use of stem cells cheered the advance. But while they have proven to be a powerful new way to study human disease, the reprogrammed cells — known as induced pluripotent Read more