Researchers Report Cloning Advance for Producing Stem Cells
Scientists reported this week in the journal Cell that they had used somatic cell nuclear transfer techniques to create a source of embryonic stem cells from the skin cells of a patient. George Daley, director of the stem cell transplantation program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Josephine Johnston of the Hastings Center, discuss the research.
George Q. Daley is a Harvard Medical School professor and director of the stem cell transplantation program at the Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Josephine Johnston is a bioethicist and the Director of Research at The Hastings Center in Garrison, New York.
Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.
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