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Researchers announce successful cloning of human stem cells

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A group of scientists at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) — a Research!America member — recently announced that it had successfully generated cloned embryonic stem cells from skin cells of an adult and an unfertilized human egg. Like other stem cell technologies, these cloned stem cells may one day be used for therapeutic purposes — replacing failed organs or damaged nerves.

Research into this area had been ongoing for several years; until now, scientists’ efforts were unsuccessful. Continue reading →