Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they can become almost any type of cell. Since stem cell research is so controversial, researchers might have found a more ethical way to use stem cells. Julian joins DNews to explain.
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Japanese woman is first recipient of next-generation stem cells
“A Japanese woman in her 70s is the first person to receive tissue derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, a technology that has created great expectations since it could offer the same regenerative potential as embryo-derived cells but without some of the ethical and safety concerns.”
World First: Woman Receives Tissue Graft Made From Induced Stem Cells
“Hours ago, a Japanese woman in her 70s became the first human to receive a tissue transplant that was grown from induced pluripotent stem cells, RIKEN reported.”
Embryonic stem cells
“Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) are pluripotent stem cells derived from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst, an early-stage preimplantation embryo.”
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