This is a research study in which your cells will be used for somatic cell nuclear transfer
(SCNT), and/or genetic reprogramming research which may result in the production of stem
cell lines. This study does not provide treatment.
It is thought that studies of genetic reprogramming and SCNT using human cells have the
potential to give us new basic knowledge about human development. Current work will focus on
developing this basic knowledge. In the future, human embryonic stem cell lines (hESC)
derived from genetic reprogramming and SCNT may also have the potential to develop into cell
types that are useful for cell-based therapies to treat human disease and disability.
Inclusion Criteria:1. Donors with a degenerative disease phenotype or genetic disorders
such as Type I Diabetes, heart disease, or infertility (azoospermia and premature ovarian
Exclusion Criteria:1. Unable to read or understand English. 2. Unable to provide skin
biopsy sample due to skin condition in the underarm area.