Stem cells--hype and hope

McKay, Ron
July 2000
Nature;7/27/2000, Vol. 406 Issue 6794, p361
Academic Journal
Discusses stem cells and embryonic stem cells. Motivation for working with human embryonic stem cells, including their usefulness for investigating early human development and their role of generating somatic cell types; Types of adult stem cells, including hematopoietic and central nervous system cells; Use of stem cells in cell-replacement therapy, which has the potential to treat many diseases, including Parkinson's disease; Concern about the ethics in stem cell research. INSETS: Learning about gene function;Knowledge, ethics and laws.


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