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Stem Cells Make Brain Cells

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Science  02 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5509, pp. 1689-1690
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5509.1689b

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SAN FRANCISCO-- As the future of stem cell research teeters on the unsteady ground of political controversy, the case for its potential benefit grows more solid. At the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting (held here from 16 to 20 February), a neurotransplant researcher reported that embryonic stem cells implanted in the brains of rats and mice grow into the types of cells that wither in Parkinson's disease.