Stem Cell Breakthrough?

A breakthrough in stem cell research Wednesday, as local scientists say they are one step closer to reprograming adult stem cells.

The Scripps Research Institute said they are one step closer to reprogramming adult stem cells into any cell type. This comes afte the use of embryonic stem cells in medical research has been a controversial political issue. 

Researchers say the different approach could lead to new therapies for illnesses.

The Scripps method is documented in a story published Thursday in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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