How to Build a Human

How to Build a Human

A BBC series on the building blocks of our biology and the role of Stem Cells in the process of our creation. How our ability to use Stem Cells can change the medicine of tomorrow and the truly remarkable possibilities that Stem Cells hold.


จับประเด็นสำคัญของเรื่อง ( Main Ideas of this story)

1.เป็นผลงานวิจัยของนักพันธุวิศวกรรมศาสาสตร์ ที่พบความลับของ ดีเอ็น เอ ซึ่งควบคุมรหัสพันธุกรรมของมนุษย์
3.ในอนาคตมีบางคนกลัวว่าพวกเขาจะสร้างมนุษย์พันธุ์ใหม่ขึ้นมาแทนที่พวกเรา แต่ปัจจุบันเขาสามารถสร้างทายาทของพวกเราในมดลูกเทียมได้แล้ว
4…..ยัง รอความเห็นของท่านนะคะ


ขอเชิญทุกท่านที่มาอ่านบทความต่างๆที่นี่ จับประเด็นที่ท่านได้อ่านแล้วส่งความเห็นมาแลกเปลี่ยนความคิดกัน ได้โดย

> คลิกที่ ใส่ความเห็น(Coments) ของแต่ละบทความ

CREATION : How do you create a new human being?

Until now, there has only been one way: nature’s miracle of conception where sperm meets egg. We meet a woman who has become pregnant with triplets in the traditional way. But sperm are no longer essential and there is now another way: man’s miracle of cloning where skin cell meets egg. If this dream is realised, history will be changed. This is the story of the struggle to build humans. What are the building blocks of life? Can they be manipulated and will we eventually be able to outdo nature in building humans?

We follow Jose Cibelli who has been working into the early hours every night for two years in pursuit of an obsession. This is now a dream that may be realised tomorrow morning. Every night he practices cloning cows eggs to perfect his skills for cloning a human.

Cloning is an awesome science, which has produced often hysterical reactions around the world. But why should it? In rural Northern England, Sarah Waddington is also going to produce clones. But their clones were conceived entirely naturally – they are soon to become the parents of triplets.

Jose is only planning to clone a human to the point at which he has a week old embryo, because at this stage the embryo has an extraordinary power to heal many different kinds of trauma and disease. This is known as therapeutic cloning.

There are other people who want to use cloning to create living breathing human beings. Jamie is seven and has cerebral palsy and is likely to die before he is ten years old. His parents see cloning him as the only ‘cure’ for this. Is cloning the answer?

Jose Cibelli can create the miracle of fusion without sperm. He will take a skin cell from a man and use the DNA in that skin cell to produce an embryo. Scientists think that these cells could be used to cure broken spines, help people grow new organs and limbs and even help halt the ageing process. Jose hopes to produce the cloned embryos of people who desperately need his help.

Pablo Nauman is diabetic and he has to inject insulin every day in order to stay alive. If stem cells are injected into his pancreas they will become pancreatic cells and start producing insulin.

For the first time in history, this program shows an ordinary human skin cell injected into a human egg. Jose’s dreams about the potential of embryonic stem cells can only be realised if he gets the cells to divide.

These are the building blocks of life, and in the next program we look at how individual humans differ.

How to Build a Human – Creation 1 (BBC)

How to Build a Human – Creation 2(BBC)

How to Build a Human – Creation 3(BBC)

How to Build a Human – Creation 4 (BBC)



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