[ExI] UPI: Adult stem cells revert to embryonic state

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 14 01:38:14 UTC 2009


>SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have, for 
>the first time, returned adult mouse cells to their embryonic 
>pluripotent state, meaning they can become any cell type.
>The University of California-San Francisco researchers said they 
>used tiny molecules called microRNAs to reprogram the cells.

Uh oh. Next step: weaponize this process. Followed by: not the gray 
goo catastrophe, but the blob or pink goo catastrophe. AKA: solution 
to the Fermi "Paradox". (Let's hope not.)

Damien Broderick

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