Regenerative medicine and embryonic stem cells: are there alternatives?

Predrag Slijepčević

Abstract


Use of human embryonic stem (ES) cells in regenerativemedicine is associated with ethical problems because thesecells can only be obtained from human embryos generatedoutside the human body. A recent discovery suggests that humanES-like cells can be obtained without generating humanembryos thus providing a problem free solution for regenerativemedicine.

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