mold-colonies-in-petri-dish-10083272In a recent article published in Nature, scientists from Japan discovered a new method to create stem cells in a safer, faster, and cheaper way. This technique, known as STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency), utilizes acid to shock blood cells and trigger them to transform into stem cells. This discovery can potentially play a role in many fields of medicine including cancer. How do you feel about the use of stem cells for therapy?

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