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Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloning

<b>Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.</b><p>The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.<p>The study, published in the journal …

Genetics

Long-held assumption of gene expression in embryonic stem cells challenged

Researchers have determined that the transcription factor Nanog, which plays a critical role in maintaining the self-renewal of embryonic stem cells, …

Miniature human liver grown in mice

Cells self-organize and grow into functional organs after transplantation.<p>Transplanting tiny 'liver buds' constructed from human stem cells restores …

Could sleeping stem cells hold key to treatment of aggressive blood cancer?

Scientists studying an aggressive form of leukemia have discovered that rather than displacing healthy stem cells in the bone marrow as previously …

New Genes Found that Determine Your Height

How tall you are is strongly related to the genes you inherit, and previous studies suggested that as much as 80% of the variance in height among …