The case for serendipity  pg. 4

The newly induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, as they’re dubbed, reproduce steadily, meaning scientists should be able to produce an unlimited supply, and with the same chameleon-like characteristics as embryonic stem cells. The discovery gives new hope to medical scientists who have been investigating how stem cells might help treat age-related diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, as well as stroke and diabetes.

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