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“Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: General Insights and Clinical Perspectives” (2015), by Helena D. Zomer, Antanásio S. Vidane, Natalia G. Gonçalves, and Carlos E. Ambrósio

By: Alexis Darby | Published: Aug 04, 2021

In 2015, biologist Helena D. Zomer and colleagues published the review article “Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: General Insights and…

LiteratureStem CellsEmbryonic Stem CellsStem Cell ResearchIps

Green Fluorescent Protein

By: Yawen Zou | Published: Jun 11, 2014

Green fluorescent protein (GFP) is a protein in the jellyfish Aequorea Victoria that exhibits green fluorescence when exposed to light. The protein…

TechnologyGreen Fluorescent Proteins

Ethics of Designer Babies

By: Sarah Ly | Published: Mar 31, 2011

A designer baby is a baby genetically engineered in vitro for specially selected traits, which can vary from lowered disease-risk to gender selection…

ethicsReproductionReproductive RightsGenetic EngineeringEugenics

Enovid: The First Hormonal Birth Control Pill

By: Aliya Buttar, Sheraden Seward | Published: Jan 20, 2009

Enovid was the first hormonal birth control pill. G. D. Searle and Company began marketing Enovid as a contraceptive in 1960. The technology was…

TechnologyContraceptionReproductionReproductive Rights

Social Implications of Non-Invasive Blood Tests to Determine the Sex of Fetuses

By: Ceara O'Brien | Published: Mar 23, 2014

By 2011, researchers in the US had established that non-invasive blood tests can accurately determine the gender of a human fetus as early as seven…

ContextDiagnostic sex determinationSex PreselectionFetusSex Determination Analysis

"Visualizing Human Embryos" (1999), by Bradley Richard Smith

By: Sarah Ly | Published: Mar 27, 2011

In March 1999 Bradley Richard Smith, a professor at the University of Michigan, unveiled the first digital magnetic resonance images of human embryos…

Magnetic resonance microscopyMagnetic resonance imagingPublicationsMicroscopyModels

The Silent Scream (1984), by Bernard Nathanson, Crusade for Life, and American Portrait Films

By: Mark Zhang | Published: May 02, 2013

The Silent Scream is an anti-abortion film released in 1984 by American Portrait Films, then based in Brunswick, Ohio. The film was created and…

LiteratureAbortionAbortion in literatureFetusEmbryos

Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer in Mammals (1938-2013)

By: Zane Bartlett | Published: Nov 04, 2014

In the second half of the twentieth century, scientists learned how to clone organisms in some species of mammals. Scientists have applied somatic…

CloningCell nuclei--TransplantationSpemann, Hans, 1869-1941Genetic Engineering

Post-Coital Oral Emergency Contraception

By: Sarah Ly | Published: Mar 03, 2011

Post-coital oral emergency contraception is used for the prevention of pregnancy after intercourse. The contraception comes in the form of pills,…

Emergency ContraceptivesContraceptives, PostcoitalReproductionContraception

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