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Current Nevada law allows for operation of cell or tissue banks in the state that store nonembryonic cells or tissues, or both. Internet searches of the terms “Nevada” and “stem cell” turn up a large number of websites for stem cell treatment centers. A stem cell is any cell that can reproduce and separate. Stem cells search out damaged tissues to repair the body naturally, which is why research is under way into transplanting cells from various sources to humans and animals to heal wounds, fight disease, or for cosmetic treatments. Nonembryonic cells are those found in placenta, umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid, and in most adult organs or tissues. Embryonic stem cells are those derived from human embryos.

State law also allows for importing stem ...

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