Ultimate stem cells created
BRITISH scientists have created the first stem cells that can become any part of the body, providing hope for preventing miscarriages.
Stem cells are capable of becoming all cells except the placenta and membranes around a baby. It means research cannot be done on some faults that cause around one in four women to miscarry.
But now, for the first time, scientists have created a type of stem cell which can grow into all body parts. These stem cells are just two days old a blank slate compared with existing stem cells from embryos or skin cells.
The stem cells have been created successfully in mice but scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridgeshire say they are working on a human equivalent. – Daily Mail