Stem cell research is one of the most innovative but controversial developments in medicine.
Stem cells are pluripotent, which means they can become any kind of cell. That is useful because they can be used for important procedures like organ transplants. However, the only way to get embryonic cells from embryos. This is the controversial aspect of the practice. Until now.
There's been a huge breakthrough in medicine with stem cell research. A Japanese scientist have worked on creating pluripotent stem cells from adult humans. This has the potential to bypass the most controversial point of stem cell research while potentially opening up new opportunities for life-saving medicine.
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