Artificial Embryonic Stem Cells Get Safety OK

March 3, 2016

(San Diego Union-Tribune) – Artificial embryonic stem cells can be safely created for human therapy, according to a study led by a team of San Diego researchers. The study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the J. Craig Venter Institute gives more confidence in using these artificial embryonic stem cells as a source of replacement tissue for people with injuries or degenerative diseases. Local scientists at TSRI plan to use these cells, called induced pluripotent stem cells, to treat Parkinson’s patients. But safety concerns must be met first.

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