Wednesday, 05 October 2011 00:00

The Washington Post - Scientists report possibly crucial advance in human embryonic stem cell research

Scientists reported Wednesday that for the first time they had used cloning techniques to generate embryonic stem cells containing the genes of specific patients.

The step marks a possibly pivotal advance toward the long-sought goal of creating stem cells that could be used to treat many major diseases because they would not be rejected by patients' immune systems.

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