Repairing the retina: Stem-cell procedure promising

By Warren King

Procedures using stem cells derived from human embryos could be utilized in a few years to repair disease-damaged retinas, new research by University of Washington scientists indicates.

UW scientists reported Monday that they have successfully used the stem cells to treat diseased tissue in mouse retinas, a key portion of the eye.

“This is a very promising development for cell replacement in the retina,” said Tom Reh, UW professor of biological structure and leader of the research.

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