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A new stem cells source: Amniocentesis

The first world bank storing stem cells taken from amniotic fluid is “made in Italy”: it’s a private hospital in Busto Arsizio, near Milan.
Women planning amniocentesis – removal of amniotic fluid from the uterus (test done during pregnancy) – can ask for the “conservation set”, which will be given to the gynaecologist.
3 millilitre of amniotic liquid are enough to find some particular kind of stem cells very close to embryonic stem cells and suitable for in vitro breeding.
Then the test tube will be sent to the company which will store it for 20 years at -320°F.
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