Mayo Clinic Release: Moving Beyond Embryonic Stem Cells: Encouragement on the Horizon

Published: Jul 06, 2011

ROCHESTER, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For nearly two decades, the medical world and the American public have grappled with the lightning-rod topic of stem cells, in particular the controversy surrounding cells from human embryos. But when researchers four years ago successfully “reprogrammed” adult body cells to become stem cells, some thought the ethical debate was nearly over. Those redirected cells, known as induced pluripotent cells, or iPS cells, show potential as therapy.

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