from this article:http://stemcell.childrenshospital.org/about-stem-cells/adult-somatic-stem-cells-101/where-do-we-get-adult-stem-cells/>2) From amniotic fluid:
Amniotic fluid, which bathes the fetus in the womb, contains fetal cells including mesenchymal stem cells, which are able to make a variety of tissues. Many pregnant women elect to have amniotic fluid drawn to test for chromosome defects, the procedure known as amniocentesis. This fluid is normally discarded after testing, but Children’s Hospital Boston surgeon Dario Fauza, MD, a Principal Investigator at Childrens and an affiliate member of the Stem Cell Program, has been investigating the idea of isolating mesenchymal stem cells and using them to grow new tissues for babies who have birth defects detected while they are still in the womb, such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia. These tissues would match the baby genetically, so would not be rejected by the immune system, and could be implanted either in utero or after the baby is born.
what if, in the near near future, there was a way to induce a false pregnancy in women, for the purposes of cultivating amniotic fluid? they'd be paid handsomely for essentially just getting a little bloated for a few months, and don't have to worry about giving birth to an actual child. fellas, our fetish COULD LITERALLY SAVE LIVES. thoughts? how can we pitch this to the medical field?