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Sixteen years after the amazing creation of Dolly the cloned sheep, researchers have realised the dream of producing human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) using a similar cloning technique.
And this time, it looks as if the cells are genuine, not faked as they were in 2005 when a South Korean team led by Woo Suk Hwang fraudulently claimed to have reached the same goal.
The landmark achievement revives the hope of being able to generate new tissues using a patient’s own cells, eliminating the risk of immune rejection.
View the original article here: Human stem cells made using Dolly cloning technique