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Stem cells – where are we now?

Published: January 27, 2012

RESEARCH: STEM CELLS: two small words that can invoke enormous hype, hope and sometimes confusion.

In theory harnessing them could open up new therapies for a range of medical conditions. In practice it’s a complex field, strewn with technical and, in some cases, ethical difficulties, but progress is being made, a small number of clinical applications have already been proved and more clinical trials are under way.

But first, in any discussion of stem cells there’s an important set of distinctions to make. Not all stem cells are the same – and how they are classified depends on where they came from.

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