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Skin Cell Research Derails Stem Cell Debate

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Skin Cell Research Derails Stem Cell Debate

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Skin Cell Research Derails Stem Cell Debate

Skin Cell Research Derails Stem Cell Debate

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The embryonic stem cell debate may be a thing of the past.

At Whitehead Institute in Boston, researchers have succeeded in modifying a skin cell so that it behaves like an embryonic stem cell. And at Harvard University, scientists have shown that it's possible to make clone mice from previously fertilized eggs.

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