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Biotech Issue- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
The creation of iPSCs still depends on having suitable donor cells. If you have to carry along cell samples anyway might as well just carry sperm and egg samples. This type of research holds promise for infertility treatments more than anything else.

With regards to making organisms really fast if you had artificial womb technology (which would be a ridiculously advanced step forward from now incidentally) your synthetic biology knowledge is likely to be so advanced that you could create a fertilised ovum from a stock pile of biomolecules.

But as Todd says automation is likely to make this redundant. Especially as humans take years to mature and train with constant adult support for most of this.

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RE: Biotech Issue- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells - by Rynn - 12-03-2013, 09:43 PM

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