Thinking about my child’s future – with BioEden

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6 Responses

  1. Emma Day says:

    Sounds like such a great idea. Unfortunately way out of my budget but fascinating. Can a siblings stem cells be used if a child gets sick?

    • stoppingattwo says:

      With organ/tissue transplants, they can be rejected by the body as the immune system won’t see the transplant as being “self”. Stem cells from an individual will have that individual’s unique antigens on the surface so won’t get rejected. Organs, or stem cells, from siblings may be a close match but could still be rejected.

  2. That’s amazing — stem cell research is just incredible isn’t it? The BioEden tooth fairy definitely charges more than the ordinary tooth fairy though!! Blimey! £45 a tooth!! But worth every penny I guess. Science is just awesome isn’t it? We’re so lucky to be alive now 🙂 xx

    • stoppingattwo says:

      It is amazing to think of how medicine could potentially change so much within our lifetimes. Thankfully, only one tooth is needed to harvest stem cells from so at least it isn’t £45 for each of the 20 teeth!

  3. What a fantastic idea!! I didn’t know a huge amount about stem cells until recently. A friend of mine donated her placenta… when she was done with it obvs 😉
    So much good work xXx

    • stoppingattwo says:

      Yeah, the placenta is pretty useful during pregnancy 🙂
      The trouble with using stem cells from a placenta is that you have a lot more on your mind, and a lot less money at that point in your life. It is so good to know that they can also be harvested from teeth.

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