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Cloned Stem Cells Surprisingly Healthy

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Cloned Stem Cells Surprisingly Healthy

Cloned Stem Cells Surprisingly Healthy

Cloned Stem Cells Surprisingly Healthy

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A new study finds that stem cells from cloned mouse embryos are indistinguishable from those taken from fertilized embryos. In fact, these cloned stem cells go on to make seemingly healthy mice. This is in stark contrast to cloned animals, which are wracked with genetic problems.

Guests:

Tobias Brambrink, post-doctoral associate, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

in Cambridge, Mass.