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First trial of embryonic stem cell treatment for blindness begins

from Popular Science

Keeping in step with the flood of awesome stem cell news, a development on the embryonic front: California surgeons have implanted lab-grown retinal cells into the eyes of two patients losing their vision to macular degeneration, Technology Review reports. The retinal cells were grown from embryonic stem cells — those controversial (because of their source) biological building blocks with the ability to turn into any human tissue. more

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