Skip to comments.Non-Embryonic Stem Cells: The Dawning of a New Era of Hope
Posted on 04/05/2013 9:38:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Ethical worries have slowed medical research into applications for stem cells. But scientists like Robert Lanza have developed less controversial ways to derive stem cells from normal body cells rather than embryos and are already launching the first clinical trials.
(T)here is a world premiere in the making: Lanzas team has cultivated blood platelets that could be tested in hospitals as early as this year. The researcher and his team didnt harvest the cells from embryonic stem cells, but rather from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from normal body cells.
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