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Nov. 18, 2011

Geron To End Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Geron says it will end its research into treating spinal cord injuries using embryonic stem cells.

stem cells, biotechnology, business, clinical trials, spinal cord injury

Feb. 04, 2011

Quicker Recipe For Turning Skin Cells Into Heart Cells

Researchers say they have turned mouse skin cells directly into beating heart cells.

skin cells, heart, cardio, stem cells

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