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Apr 29, 2014

Stem Cell Breakthroughs Renew Old Cloning Fears

hESCs from adults, advances in SCNT among new developments.

Stem Cell Breakthroughs Renew Old Cloning Fears

New studies on embryonic stem cells have reawakened concerns they may be used toward human reproductive cloning. [© JRB - Fotolia.com]

  • Four studies published in recent weeks are giving researchers new hope that key hurdles hobbling stem cell research can finally be overcome—while renewing fears ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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