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Why are there no “ethically unobjectionable” alternatives to HEK-293, WI-38, MRC-5, etc?

The cell lines in the title all come from aborted fetuses. This presents an ethical quandary for those opposed to abortion. It seems straightforward to obtain new cell lines from sources other than ...
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Is Congenital Vitamin K deficiency due to phenobarbital preventable

I have done my research on phenobarbital during pregnancy and one thing I came across was that phenobarbital blocks vitamin K from getting through the placenta and into the fetus. Vitamin K deficiency ...
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why don't babies drown in the womb?

Babies while in the womb are surrounded by fluids, so they cannot breathe. Do they get oxygen through the mother's umbilical cord? Are we kind of amphibious before coming to the world?
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Growing foetus in another woman's womb

If you have a medical issue and are unable to carry a baby, can you have the fetus taken out of you and grown in another woman's womb? Or could you freeze it? I'm thinking of a medical issue like ...
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What's the difference between Vanishing Twin Syndrome & Fetus in Fetu?

What is the medical/clinical difference between Vanishing Twin Syndrome and Fetus in Fetu?? General Differences: I know that in both cases, there is a set of twins, but then there is just one fetus ...
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Do fetuses' blood types ever cause Graft versus Host in the mother?

If a mother has type O blood, and a father has type AB, their children will almost certainly have either type A or type B. Considering a mother of type O blood will begin to produce antibodies against ...
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What are the effects of smoking in the first week of pregnancy?

If I'm 1 week pregnant and I've been smoking everyday since then how did that effect the fetus? And if there's like any damage how can i fix my mistake? πŸ˜πŸ˜•πŸ‘€
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Any scientific evidence that consumption of the placenta is nutrious for a new mother? Does it prevent postpartum depression?

From what I understand, consumption of the placenta (placentophagy) either via capsule or actual eating, has become more common (although I believe it is still a fringe practice). I know that other ...
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How does a late term abortion work?

Imagine this situation: A woman is pregnant with a baby in the 8th month and the doctors notice the pregnancy is affecting the health of the woman - so there has to be an abortion, for it is sure that ...
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Any risk to the fetus if alcohol consumption in only 1~2 month's pregnancy

I didn't know I have been pregnant for one month (to be exact, the last time I had sex with my husband was about 40 days ago). Just a few days ago, I found my menstruation stoped and after medical ...