Friday, January 06, 2006
Where do Stem Cells come from?
Before the appearance of the rudiments of the spinal cord, the future human being is but a mass of pluripotent cells -- cells that can differentiate to any cell type of the body. This mass of cells is the source of stem cells used for research. The big ethical question is: Is this mass of cells already qualify to be called a human person?
Friday, December 09, 2005
After fertilization.... what next? (THE STEM CELLS)
In the process of fertilization, the genetic materials in the sperm fuses with those of the ovum reconstituting the normal cellular genetic content. From one, the fertilized ovum splits into two, then into four, then eight... At this early stage, these cells are called pluripotent cells, meaning it has the potential to be transformed into any part of the adult human body. Following our Christian Tradition, this clump of cells is afforded the status of a person in all its potentiality and therefore inviolable.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Point of Contact -- start of life
Among the several millions released only one sperm fertilizes the ovum. THE POINT OF CONTACT..... THE START OF LIFE.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
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