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Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - NATION -

The guide­lines elab­o­rately men­tion cat­e­gories where stem cell use “per­mis­si­ble, re­stric­tive or pro­hib­ited” At the mo­ment, cer­tain med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers of­fer stem cell ther­apy for con­di­tions even out­side their spe­cial­ity and for con­di­tions where there has been no proven cure through this treat­ment. The use of stem cells has been strictly pro­hib­ited in hu­man germ line gene ther­apy, wherein changes are made to the DNA that will be passed on to the next gen­er­a­tion, and hu­man cloning.

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