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Biotech Issue- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Just happened to notice this article. Apparently, scientists were able to re-program skin cells and turn them into germ cells, which in turn produced live mouse pups. Granted, it's only mice at this point, but there doesn't seem to be anything other than ethical issues preventing this from being done with humans. Could this be a new type of reproductive tech that could be used in the setting? I could imagine this procedure in combination with artificial wombs would be a very useful idea for a civilization which colonized a new system and needed to grow their population very quickly, or as a way to quickly re-build a population after a disaster.

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Biotech Issue- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells - by omega_tyrant - 12-03-2013, 11:43 AM

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