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Stem Cells

Stem cells are blank slates: They can become any type of cell in the body. They have huge potential for treating disease, but stem cell research also raises important questions.

Explore these games, videos, interactives, and more to understand the promise and concerns of stem cell research.

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Stem Cells: Developing New Cures

Stem Cells: Developing New Cures

Stem cells could revolutionize the way we study and treat human diseases like diabetes. See how scientists are manipulating embryonic cells. More...

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AMNH
Light-Activated Hydrogel, Stem Cells Re-Create Knee Cartilage

Light-Activated Hydrogel, Stem Cells Re-Create Knee Cartilage

By putting stem cells on a hydrogel, scientists at Johns Hopkins University have caused new cartilage to grow in people's knees. More...

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Science and Enterprise
Nobel Winners Unlocked Cells’ Unlimited Potential

Nobel Winners Unlocked Cells’ Unlimited Potential

Shinya Yamanaka received the Nobel Prize just six years after his game- changing stem cell breakthrough. The prize came nearly 50 years after his co-winner John Gurdon's work. More...

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NPR
Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research

View these images of human embryonic stem cells and mouse stem cells at various stages of differentiation. More...

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University of Michigan
Stem Cells Breakthrough: Q&A

Stem Cells Breakthrough: Q&A

Stem cell researcher George Daley answered questions about the promise and precautions surrounding stem cell research. More...

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NOVA/PBS
The Stem Cell Debate: Is It Over?

The Stem Cell Debate: Is It Over?

What are the legal and ethical concerns about stem cell research? And how does new technology to replace human embryonic stem cells change the picture? Find out. More...

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Genetic Science Learning Center
Researchers Aim to Restore Heart Muscle Using Stem Cells

Researchers Aim to Restore Heart Muscle Using Stem Cells

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying whether stem cells can help restore damaged heart muscle. More...

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KARE 11
The Story of iPS Cells

The Story of iPS Cells

Once a cell turns into a muscle cell it will always be a muscle cell, right? Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) changed everything. More...

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Genetic Science Learning Center
Therapeutic Cloning: How It’s Done

Therapeutic Cloning: How It’s Done

Regardless of what kind of stem cell scientists employ, therapeutic cloning is necessary. Learn how it's done in 10 easy steps. More...

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Scientific American
Yukiko Yamashita: Developmental Biologist

Yukiko Yamashita: Developmental Biologist

This MacArthur Foundation "genius" studies stem cells work and how they make more of themselves. More...

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MacArthur Foundation

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