Researchers transplant human embryonic stem cells into mice brains

12/13/2005 |

About 100,000 human embryonic stem cells were injected into the brains of 2-week-old mouse embryos and when the mice were born, their brains were 0.1% human cells, which researchers said is well below the threshold of "humanizing" an animal. The research is intended eventually to produce models of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease so cures can be found for them and tested in animals.

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