Derivation of the first Swiss human embryonic stem cell line from a single blastomere of an arrested four-cell stage embryo
As the destruction of viable developing embryos, even spare ones, raises serious ethical concerns, deriving hESC lines from arrested embryos may be an alternative approach to avoid embryo destruction. However, given the reduced derivation efficiency they should not be considered a unique and/or selective source of hESC lines.
|Authors||Feki A, Bosman A, Dubuisson JB, Irion O, Dahoun S, Pelte MF, Hovatta O, Jaconi ME|
|Journal||Swiss medical weekly|
|Publication Date||2008 Sep 20;138(37-38):540-50|