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Scientists Develop Very Early Stage Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines for First Time

March 7, 2016

(Eurekalert) –  Scientists at the University of Cambridge have for the first time shown that it is possible to derive from a human embryo so-called ‘naïve’ pluripotent stem cells – one of the most flexible types of stem cell, which can develop into all human tissue other than the placenta. As well as a potential source of stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, the technique could open up new avenues of research into disorders such as Down’s syndrome.

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