How skin is changing the field of stem cell research
A few quick links…
- Skin Cells mend spines in rats (Toronto team): http://www.thestar.com/article/253699
- Human skin cells reprogrammed to mimic embryonic stem cells: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7101834.stm
Non-embryonic sources of stem cells continue to show more and more promise without the ethical concerns. The huge development is in the second link, where the functionality of embryonic stem cells has been achieved without having to destroy embryos!