New stem cell is potential “earthquake” for therapies

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A new type of stem cell, discovered by UCSF researchers, may open new possibilities for fixing damaged parts of the body while sidestepping the politically and morally thorny issues surrounding embryonic stem cell research.

What’s more, so-called endogenous pluripotent somatic, or ePS, cells could give rise to a new line of companies hoping to harness the potential therapeutic power of the discovery.

View the original article here: UCSF discovery a potential “earthquake” for stem cell therapies

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