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Cell Line Authentication: Ensuring The Validity of Research

It has been a year since the ATCC Standards Development Organization (ATCC-SDO) released the consensus standard (ANS-0002) for authentication of human cell lines. Since then, a growing list of organizations and journals have strongly recommended adding cell line authentication as a requirement for funding and/or publication of research findings, and for good reason. Studies have…

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Human Embryo has Three Parents

A team of scientists reported in the October 24th issue of Nature the successful creation of human embryos using eggs that had their nuclear DNA replaced by with the nucleus from another egg. The eggs were then fertilized in vitro to produce embryos that had genetic material from three sources: the “host” egg containing mitochondrial…

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