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Stem Cells in Focus

Stem Cell Year-in-Review 2016
Jan 11, 2017

If we picked one word to define the past year in the stem cell field, it would have to be ‘therapy.’ While many important developments impacted the field, two that garnered significant public, political and scientific attention in 2016 were the proliferation of clinics using unproven stem cell “therapies,” and the steps forward in therapeutic modification of human oocytes (unfertilized eggs) through a process called mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT).

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The International Society for Stem Cell Research fosters the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, encourages the general field of research involving stem cells and promotes professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and medical application.

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