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Human stem cell lines created through “therapeutic cloning” – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 16th, 2013.

Scientists have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body. It is believed that stem cell therapies hold the promise of replacing cells damaged through injury or illness. While scientists have previously been able to make embryonic stem cells using this approach […]

Stem cell first in macular degeneration treatment

John Kerr posted in on January 24th, 2012.

The human first trial to use embryonic stem cells for the treatment of macular degeneration has published its results,representing a milestone in the use of the controversial therapy. An new trial published in the leading medical journal The Lancet, reports on the the use of human embryonic stem cells to treat macular degeneration in two […]

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