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We just do not yet have the technology to see why they are being rejected.

Do you guys not remember that 60-70 years ago, we didn't (mankind as a whole), or simply couldn't, fathom the levels of technology that are being used today? Forget using these technologies even 2000+ years ago.

Einstein could really have benefited from today's technology.

Just give it more time, we'll practically have stem cells down like the backs of our hands.

Oh, BTW... I am very religious of my faith. Practicing it? Not so very much. I don't appreciate such comments against religion, but I do respect your opinions. Kthx.
    
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While this is a setback I don't think it is at all definitive. I have full faith (wrong word?) in the scientific community that they can come up with some way of improving the odds. Hopefully this will provide a supplementary source once embryonic stem cells finally see the light of day (so to speak).
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Please keep the forum clean of your opinions on religion! Discussing religion is against the Terms of Service you agreed to when signing up to OCN.

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Controversial discussions!

Admins hurry! Seal the thread! seal it now!!

I don't know how long I can withhold ...... not pos----ting my.... con---tro---ver--sial...op-in-on!!
Edited by Laurifer - 5/17/11 at 4:43pm
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I've had to delete way too many posts in this thread. Don't quote a religious post just to say it's against the TOS!

Keep this discussion science based - if it strays into religion again i'm locking it.
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Well it says 'might be rejected' so wouldn't that mean there is some margin of success at least?
Ya, the margin is you'll live for about a week instead of dying immediately.
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Well it says 'might be rejected' so wouldn't that mean there is some margin of success at least?
When they said "might be rejected" they were referring to patients, at least in my understanding. This study was done in rats, so the implications are not exactly known for use in humans - they were speculating that because this rejection occurred in mice, that it would stand to reason that it may occur in humans as well.

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Don't get too down, wouldn't be surprised if there were numerous factors causing some rejection, maybe even tissue growth techniques/culture residue etc. Don't forget even on identitical twins, the chance of rejection is very low, but still a chance.
I'm not too down, but my hopes were vastly inflated for iPS's previously. I know that there are most likely several factors involved that we have not discovered, but only time will tell if they can be overcome. Fingers crossed for sure.

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The solution is simple. Use embryonic cells.
While the solution may seem simple, there are many many roadblocks to that path due to the controversial nature of embryonic cells.
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