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Stem cells, the precursors to other kinds of cells in the human body, promise near-miracle medical treatments such as regenerating organs or repairing nerves. But stem cell medicine is still in the early stages. Culturing the right kind of cell remains difficult and so far only a few procedures are FDA-approved.
For those who want to be ready for that day, some companies in the United States are offering people a chance to bank their stem cells for future use.
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