Research on human embryonic stem cells

Powledge, Tabitha M.
October 2000
EMBO Reports;Oct2000, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p297
Academic Journal
Calls for the creation of human embryos to use in research would certainly raise hackles, even among those who are well disposed to using surplus embryos. Stem cell transplants from mouse pancreas, for example, have reportedly reversed diabetes in mice. Bone marrow transplants have mitigated the condition of people suffering from lupus and may lead to therapies for other immune system diseases. In fact, although there was some excitement about stem cell research in US financial markets after the guidelines were announced, most of it focused on companies planning to work with adult cells.


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