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Stem Cell Breakthrough Uses Human Skin, Not Embryos

 - Nov 21, 2007   Updated: Jun 9 2011
The ability to use human skin and revert it back to stem cell form could very well be the most amazing breakthrough in human history. Stems cell therapy has the potential to end diseases and allow people to regrow their organs. Now that it's 100 percent, and ground-breaking research is occurring more rapidly, there is a possibility for it to become a reality in the near future.

Implications - The stem cell research is done using tiny petri dishes. One of the reasons it is so controversial is because scientists have to destroy viable embryos in order to extract the stem cells. A new announcement has been made that claims the use of embryos may not be needed any longer to create stem cells. AFP states that the US President George W. Bush "applauded the discovery," even though he refuses to give federal funding.