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Scientists report a breakthrough in stem cell production

Created cells that match those in ALS patient

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / August 1, 2008

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Reaching a milestone in stem cell research, scientists at Harvard and Columbia universities reported yesterday that they created the first stem cell lines from a sick person, then coaxed these cells to become nerve cells genetically matched to those that had gone bad in a patient's spinal cord. (Full article: 830 words)

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