Published in Blood Weekly, September 13th, 2001
Indeed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed cells from pig fetuses to be implanted experimentally into the brains of Parkinson disease patients. A Massachusetts company for 10 years has grown burn victims skin grafts using mouse "feeder" cells like those at issue with stem cell research.
"Is it do-able' Yes," said FDA biologist Donald Fink, asked if human stem cell lines could satisfy the safety...
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