Human Embryonic Stem Cells -- Without an Embryo

Scientists have imbued ordinary human skin cells with the versatile qualities of embryonic stem cells -- what some doctors call a scientific breakthrough that could change the tone of the ongoing stem cell research debate. The advance was published in two independent studies reported in the journals Cell and Science on Tuesday. The findings on the technique, known as "direct reprogramming," follow a study published last week in the journal Nature that reported the extraction of stem cells from...Full Story
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