TITLE

Future Gazing

AUTHOR(S)
Finkel, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Issues;Dec2005, Issue 73, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Short Story
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
20204285

 

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