Viable human embryonic stem cells created by cloning

The following is an excerpt of a longer story.

A paper in this week’s Cell describes how a team in Oregon finally achieved what many scientists have expected–and many others have dreaded: they derived embryonic stem cells from human embryos that they created in the lab themselves.

It could have an impact on the research into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). These stem cells do not require the use of human embryos for their derivation, and they can be generated from any cell in the adult body.

Read the full story here: Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created By Cloning

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