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Mouse Stem Cells Yield New Frontier

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Mouse Stem Cells Yield New Frontier

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Mouse Stem Cells Yield New Frontier

Mouse Stem Cells Yield New Frontier

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Scientists at Harvard Medical School announce that they have used embryonic stem cells of mice to create mouse sperm cells capable of fertilizing egg cells. Experts say that the research, published in the newest issue of the journal Nature, opens a new era in biology. NPR's Joe Palca reports.