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August 30, 2011 /  Nivea

A Step Toward Building Much-Needed Tissues and Organs

With stem cells so fickle and indecisive that they make Shakespeare’s Hamlet pale by comparison, scientists have described an advance in encouraging stem cells to make decisions about their fate. The technology for doing so is an advance toward using stem cells in “regenerative medicine” — to grow from scratch organs for transplants and tissues for treating diseases.

via Controlling Cells’ Environments: A Step Toward Building Much-Needed Tissues and Organs

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