Greater Potential For Adult Stem Cells?

It seems to be stem cell news day today. Along with theraputic cloning, stem cells are one of the most promising lines of anti-aging, regenerative medicine. Unfortunately, the research is under attack by legislators in the US. This article from the New Scientist describes a very interesting, but unconfirmed, research result. A researcher is claiming that all stem cells, adult and embryonic, have the same potential and are in fact the same type of stem cell. If true (a big "if" so far), this would cut away all the problems in the field with a single stroke, clearing the way for faster progress towards therapies.

Link: http://www.newscientist.com/news/print.jsp?id=ns99993723

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