Oct. 05, 2012
Stem cells can be turned into heart, liver, and brain cells -- but what about a whole new organism? A study in Science explains the transformation from stem cell to egg to mouse pup.
Mar. 04, 2011
Adult cells reprogrammed to a primal state appear to have more mutations than embryonic stem cells.
Oct. 31, 2008
In this segment, we'll talk about the stance of the Presidential candidates on the issue of human stem cell research. Plus, stem cells as a state election issue.
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Age of Wonder
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