Cloning With Caffeine Produces Patient-Matched Stem Cells, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Study

Published: May 16, 2013

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Scientists have created embryonic stem cells that are a near identical genetic match to patients, an advance that could enable transplants and treatments based on an individual’s own tissues. The researchers, at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, made embryonic stem cells through a procedure known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, which involved taking DNA from skin cells and inserting it into donated human egg cells. The resulting stem cells thrived and could be turned into a variety of cell and tissue types, including heart cells, according to the study published in the journal Cell.

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