More on Only One Type of Stem Cell

In a follow-up to recent articles, the New Scientist provides a clear and concise commentary. A study has suggested that all stem cells are in fact fully potent and that differences seen to date are just an illusion caused by different methods of handling and growing these cells. A lot of people have their fingers crossed, hoping that this is true (the science is far from settled yet). It would greatly simplify matters, and remove all legislative obstacles to vital stem cell research. It sounds like more groups are getting involved in looking at this research, which will speed up the march towards regenerative medicine and therapies for age-related conditions.

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

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