Taking stem cells to the clinic: Major challenges

@article{Bongso2008TakingSC,
  title={Taking stem cells to the clinic: Major challenges},
  author={Ariff Bongso and Chui-Yee Fong and Kalamegam Gauthaman},
  journal={Journal of Cellular Biochemistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={105}
}
Stem cell therapy offers tremendous promise in the treatment of many incurable diseases. A variety of stem cell types are being studied but human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) appear to be the most versatile as they are pluripotent and can theoretically differentiate into all the tissues of the human body via the three primordial germ layers and the male and female germ lines. Currently, hESCs have been successfully converted in vitro into functional insulin secreting islets, cardiomyocytes, and… 

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