Banking Baby Teeth For Stem Cells? - Scientists Skeptical
Published: Jul 25, 2006
A new high-tech version of the tooth fairy now exists, but some scientists are not ready to bite. Austin-based startup company BioEden Inc. has opened the nation's first baby tooth bank, which harvests and freezes stem cells from a tooth's pulp. The hope is that the cells may someday be useful to treat disease or heal paralyzing spinal cord injuries.