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Scientists See Defects in Lab-Grown Stem Cells

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Scientists See Defects in Lab-Grown Stem Cells

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Scientists See Defects in Lab-Grown Stem Cells

Scientists See Defects in Lab-Grown Stem Cells

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Scientists have uncovered problems that may limit the usefulness of human embryonic stem cells. After several months of growing in a lab, the cells exhibit genetic abnormalities. Scientists will have to address that issue before stem cells can be used to treat disease.