Duke stem cell trial for autism dangerously speculative?

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Can stem cells be used to treat autism?

At this point the jury remains out on that question, but a growing number of kids are nonetheless getting such “treatments” at for-profit dubious clinics. Academic clinical researchers are interested in this area as well.

Still, the potential use of stem cells to treat autism is a highly controversial area even in a clinical trial setting.

It was revealed announced in a piece on the website of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative that a dramatically larger study involving hundreds of autistic children and adults is now being run by a team at Duke led by Drs. Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D. and Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D.

Read the full, original story: Duke Launches Large, Debated Stem Cell Trial for Autism

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