Stem cells created from adult skin cells, researchers say

04/18/2014 | Reuters

Scientists have used a cloning technique to produce a patient-specific stem cell line from the skin cells of a pair of adults, according to research published online in Cell Stem Cell. The technique may one day lead to treatments for ailments such as heart failure or impaired vision. The technique is the first "therapeutic cloning" of cells in adults, according to the researchers.

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