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.
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