stem cells

1996 – First successful cloning of a mammal – Dolly

In July 1996, the Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh accomplished one of the greatest and most controversial feats in modern science with the successful cloning of a mammalian adult cell. Dolly the sheep would be the first mammal born via the process of somatic cell transfer and would provide insight into the possibilities […]

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1978 – First human stem cells discovered

Stem cell research shifted to humans in 1978 when Dr Gregor Pindull published findings of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in human cord blood. Previous work had been able to identify similar cells in other mammalian species. This was the first observation of human stem cells that would give rise to similar cells and signalled an […]

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Stem cells

FRAME believes that stem cells are potentially invaluable alternatives to conducting some of the most distressing experiments in sentient animals.

Stem cell research is still in its infancy but could result in more sensitive and relevant tests that might replace animal tests that cause foetal deformities and death over several generations.

FRAME¬†supports the work of¬†the UK tissue […]

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