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Submission + - First stem cells from endangered species (eurekalert.org)

RogerRoast writes: Starting with normal skin cells, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first stem cells from endangered species. Such cells could eventually make it possible to improve reproduction and genetic diversity for some species, possibly saving them from extinction, or to bolster the health of endangered animals in captivity. The study was published in the recent issue of Nature methods.
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First stem cells from endangered species

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