Scientists clone embryonic stem cells from a man’s skin

Two years ago, scientists conducted a tiny study of the first of embryonic stem cell treatment in humans. The results were promising, but were generally considered a first step because they used infants. Now, in a new experiment, scientists have made another breakthrough, one that’s especially promising for treating maladies that tend to affect older people such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. In this latest study, which was published Thursday in the journal Cell Stem Cell and co-authored by Robert Lanza chief scientific officer at Advanced Cell Technologies, scientists cloned cells from two adult men to…

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