Stem-cell breakthrough may help UW researchers

By Kyung M. Song

A new method for creating embryonic stem cells would put a host of research projects on a fast track at the University of Washington, where scientists have been limited by aging embryonic stem-cell lines that have been fading as if they’d been “through generations of photocopying.”

At the UW’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, more than 70 researchers are trying to harness the regenerative powers of stem cells to treat conditions including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, deafness and amputation.

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