Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 26th, 2005
"Current sources of stem cells include embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and adult stem cells (ASCs). However, concerns exist with either source: ESCs, with their significant ethical considerations, tumorigenicity, and paucity of cell lines; and ASCs, which are possibly more limited in potential.
"Thus, the search continues for an ethically conducive, easily accessible, and high-yielding source of stem cells," scientists writing in the journal Stem Cells report.
"We have isolated a population of multipotent cells from the human term placenta, a temporary organ with...
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