Goody Goody….its Nobel prize time again……one of the strangest times of the year. For those that are in the running for scientific awards, the Nobel is one of the highest honors one can achieve….Too bad that it has become a liberal outpost
So today the first award was announced….for Medicine
John Gurdon, the British recipient, was able to create tad poles from the skin cells of frogs. It seemed harmless enough. But the technology developed by Dr Gurdon led to the creation of Dolly…the first cloned animal.
Shinya Yamanaka is a Japanese biologist who has been able to turn mature cells (adult cells) into primitive cells. He has been praised by pro life forces because one application of his work is that embryonic stem cells can now be produced from mature cells, and no embryos need to be harmed. Great!
But, recently, other scientists in Japan have been able to turn skin cells in mice into eggs and produce baby mice……..
And scientists are already postulating that it can be replicated in the human. It could turn back the biological clock, make human cloning possible, or do things that are really the stuff of science fiction. A true Brave New World could be dawning, and the Nobel Committee is betting on it, in our time.
Servant of God Jerome LeJeune, pray for us!
- Stem Cell Discoveries Snag Nobel Prize in Medicine (livescience.com)