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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-19 20:56
  Subject:   Scientists clone never-ending supply of type O-neg blood.
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Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to generate blood -- a feat that could eventually lead to endless supplies of type O-negative blood, a rare blood type prized by doctors for its versatility.

"We literally generated whole tubes in the lab, from scratch," said Robert Lanza, chief science officer at Advanced Cell Technologies.

People usually require blood transfusions that match their own blood type: A mismatch can be fatal. Type O-negative can be safely transferred into anyone, but is only possessed by about 7 percent of the population, leaving supplies perpetually short.


http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/08/universal-blood.html

Local vampires were reportedly overjoyed at the news. ;]
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2008-08-21 06:42 (UTC)
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Oh, the moon was full
And the color of blood
The night the pirates came
To the Vampire Club
Their leader was tall and snide and slim
He looked like a gay Captain Morgan

-J
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2008-08-21 07:50 (UTC)
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The ninjas were there too, but they were really GOOD ninjas, and so nobody saw them...
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