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Stem cell lessons: Insights on SCNT in studies, commentary

Five years after Harvard researchers first received institutional permission to attempt to produce stem cell lines via somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), a young scientist who worked in the Harvard program as a postdoctoral fellow has succeeded in using the process — known as therapeutic cloning — to produce a stem cell line containing the genes of a patient with type 1 diabetes.

In papers in Nature, Nature Communications, and Cell Stem Cell, that scientist, who is now at the independent New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) laboratory, and Harvard researchers, report on the SCNT advance. In addition, they report on an experiment explaining why other attempts at
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Stem cell research will have a deep impact on human health

Stem-cell science is one of the most promising areas of biomedical research with the potential to dramatically improve treatment of the most intractable diseases, but it will likely take several more years to fully realize its potential.

That was the message at the annual Ansary Symposium on Stem Cell Research on June 6. The day-long event, which marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Ansary Stem Cell Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, assembled the country’s leading stem-cell investigators to discuss the field’s achievements, its challenges and future.

“The potential for stem cells is tremendous: If someone has a
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