Scientists link fetal stem cells to tumor development in Israeli boy

02/17/2009 | Yahoo!

A teenage boy with ataxia telangiectasia -- a rare genetic disease marked by the degeneration of certain parts of the brain -- developed tumors in his brain and spinal cord after receiving injections of fetal stem cells, Israeli researchers reported. Using stem cells derived from different fetuses that were combined with growth-triggering compounds might have resulted in the abnormal formation of more than one cell, the lead scientist said.

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