Tag: white rhino

Stem Cells From Skin Suggest a Way Save Endangered Rhinos and Primates

By Veronique Greenwood | September 6, 2011 1:15 pm

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With only seven northern white rhinos left in the world, creating eggs and sperm from stem cells offers the possibility of salvaging some of the species.

What’s the News: In an effort to help preserve endangered rhinos and primates, biologists have converted skin cells taken from the animals into pluripotent stem cells, which can grow into nearly anything, given the right conditions. They might even grow into egg and sperm cells, eventually, the researchers think, suggesting a cell biological route to conservation.

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