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Scientists Successfully Create Human Embryonic Stem Cells: May 15, 2013

Scientists Successfully Create Human Embryonic Stem Cells: May 15, 2013

Scientists successfully create human embryonic stem cells: May 15, 2013

When Dolly the sheep was born in 1996, the practice of cloning not only raised moral and ethical debates, but it also reinvigorated scientific efforts to continue working to find new methods of putting the cloning process to work for the benefit of humans. In May 2013, after false starts and fraudulent claims by others in the field, scientists at Oregon Health & Science University announced in the journal Cell that they had successfully created human embryonic stem cells using the somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning method. Such a breakthrough has the potential to be used to develop human tissue or organs that can be used ...

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