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Alternatives to Controversial Procedures
12/31/2002

I don't have much to say about this, but I wanted to preserve the link so that I can refer to it in future embryonic stem cell debates:

Human umbilical cord blood frozen for 15 years was revived and able to grow and expand in laboratory mice, suggesting that specimens preserved for that long could restore bone marrow in cancer patients, experts say.

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine said yesterday that human cord blood frozen in 1985 and 1986 was able to grow in laboratory cultures with the same vigor as fresh cord blood.

(via the Corner)

Posted by Justin Katz @ 11:13 AM EST