Harvard Scientists Make Huge Stem Cell Discovery - NECN

Harvard Scientists Make Huge Stem Cell Discovery

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    (NECN) - Harvard scientists are reporting progress developing a method of creating stem cells using skin cells instead of embryos.
        
    It's a big step toward developing new medical treatments for conditions like diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
        
    The method has been hailed as an alternative to the controversial destruction of embryos.

    Embryonic stem cells can morph themselves into any type of cell and could lead to further medical discoveries, but they have been controversial because embryos are destroyed in the process.