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Breakthrough on stem cells

Reprogramming of human skin may circumvent ethics controversy

By Colin Nickerson
Globe Staff / November 21, 2007

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In breakthroughs that burst like bombshells in biology's hottest field, rival scientists in Japan and the United States announced yesterday they have successfully turned human skin into cells that behave like embryonic stem cells - avoiding the controversial creation and destruction of embryos. (Full article: 1511 words)

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