Old cells, new tricks

Martindale, Diane
August 2000
New Scientist;08/19/2000, Vol. 167 Issue 2252, p16
Reports on the idea to bypass embryonic stem cells in stem cell research. Use of mature human stem cells as a substitute for embryonic stem cells; Versatility of stem cells; Ability of stem cells to create many kinds of tissue; Idea that brain stem cells could be as versatile as human embryo cells; Difficulty of isolating the cells from patients.


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