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Stem Cell Human Clone

Stem Cell Clone

May 15,2013

Oregon---[WENY]---Scientists have recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for illnesses like Parkinson's disease and diabetes.

     Experts called the work significant but pointed out there's a simpler technique being developed that may prove more useful.

     Stem cells can turn into any cell in the body. Scientists are interested in using them to make transplant tissue to treat disease. Transplants run the risk of rejection. Cloning would allow scientists tom make tissue from a patient's own DNA and reduce that risk.