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Stem Cells Could Save Highly Endangered Species | Care2 Causes

Stem Cells Could Save Highly Endangered Species | Care2 Causes

Using human stem cells to reproduce highly specialized cells such as blood, nerve or muscle cells has been the source of much controversy because of the moral and ethical issues involved. But what about using non-human stem cells to save endangered species ? For the first time ever, cells from the highly endangered white rhino (pictured above) and drill (an African primate) were transformed into stem cells that could hold the key to the future of their respective species. The procedure, detailed in a recently published edition of Nature Methods , theorizes that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) may eventually facilitate reintroduction of genetic material into breeding populations. In endangered populations, there are too few reproductively capable animals to maintain adequate genetic diversity. Even when these species are kept in protective environments, there’s no gu...

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