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Scientists harvest stem cells from blastocysts created by parthenogenesis

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 03 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:952
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Scientists from the US biotechnology company Stemron have managed to obtain stem cells from eggs that they have grown into blastocysts by a process of parthenogenesis. The procedure could provide an alternative source of stem cells for research, since using stem cells from human embryos is banned in the United States.

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