TITLE

Great expectations

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/28/2005, Vol. 186 Issue 2501, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on research related to embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Last week, patients started calling a lab in Great Britain to ask about stem cell treatments, after scientists there announced they had cloned a human embryo in an attempt to create ESCs. Woo Suk Hwang from South Korea and his colleagues produced 11 ESC lines containing DNA from adult cells taken from patients. Their work proves beyond doubt that therapeutic cloning can be used to produce ESCs that are a genetic match for people of any age or sex. The hope now is that ESCs can be turned into specialised cells for repairing damage in a wide range of tissues.
ACCESSION #
20383933

 

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