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New Technique Sidesteps Stem Cells

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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 08:18 PM
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New Technique Sidesteps Stem Cells


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After more than a decade of trying to harvest the promise of embryonic stem cells, scientists have hit on a fascinating new approach that sidesteps them entirely. By adding genes to targeted cells in the body they have been able change the basic makeup of those cells, turning them into potential disease-curing cells.
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posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 08:18 PM
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This is potentially great news. There has been so much controversy over stem cells with fraudulent claims and ethical uncertainty on stem cells retrieved from foetuses. A way go around this whole issue and target the individuals own cells is awesome.


While stem cells long have been prized as potential replacement cells in treating various diseases, the new method, accomplished by Harvard University scientists, suggests that ailments such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease and heart disease could be treated using the patient's own cells.


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