Stem Cell Diversification

Hobson, Katherine
August 2009
U.S. News & World Report;Aug2009, Vol. 146 Issue 7, p31
The article examines the decision of U.S. President Barack Obama to remove government policy that had restricted the use of embryonic stem cells in medical applications. While much progress has been made in the research of adult stem cells, embryonic cells still hold the most promise for therapeutic use. The potential to eventually supplant embryonic cells with induced pluripotent stem cells is discussed, and research conducted by the biotechnology company Geron is evaluated. INSET: HOW THEY COMPARE.


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