Stem cells: the story behind the headlines

Edward Byrne
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (6): .
Published online: 18 October 2006

There has been no more controversial area in medical science in recent years than the discovery that embryonic and adult stem cells have the potential to generate a range of different tissues, possibly even organ repair and regeneration. As the field has evolved at a blistering pace, several important strands can be discerned.



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