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
PubMed 18803035
DOI 10.4414/smw.2008.12385

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