Researchers risk to strip stem cells of cancer risk


June 2, 2009

USA Today

The race to craft stem cells that have the virtues, but not the notoriety, of their embryonic brethren faces its final hurdle: becoming safe enough to help patients.

Researchers have unveiled a flurry of advances in recent months in the development of "induced pluripotent" stem cells. "The induced pluripotent stem cell field is probably one of the most fast-moving areas in all of biology," says researcher Leonard Zon of Children's Hospital in Boston... Read More