Scientists say stem cells may save 2 endangered species

09/5/2011 | North County Times (Temecula, Calif.)

Scientists in California say they have created artificial embryonic stems cells using cells from the nearly extinct northern white rhinoceros and an endangered monkey called a drill, and the cells could potentially be used to repopulate the two species. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute reported two years ago that they had used the same type of induced pluripotent stem cells to grow healthy mice.

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