Future Gazing

Finkel, Elizabeth
December 2005
Issues;Dec2005, Issue 73, p18
Short Story
The article presents scenarios of the future applications of therapeutic cloning. The stem cells which have matured into islet cells can be grafted into the pancreas to cure juvenile diabetes. A leukemia patient can have his own matching graft of bone marrow cells generated, to kill off the cancer cells in his body. Embryonic stem cells can be matured into dopamine-producing brain cells to cure a patient with Parkinson's disease.


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