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Versatile Stem Cells Without the Ethical Baggage?

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Science  12 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5809, pp. 170
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5809.170

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Scientists this week reported that they have isolated a new type of cell from amniotic fluid that has many of the characteristics of embryonic stem (ES) cells without the ethical baggage. But researchers warn that they don't eliminate the need for ES cells. (Read more.)