Sunday, January 07, 2007

Can "womb fluid" end the embryonic stem cell debate? reports that American scientists have been experimenting with amniotic fluid as a possible replacement for embryonic stem cells.


They have called them amniotic fluid-derived stem (AFS) cells and said that they represented an “intermediate stage” between embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. The cells have the same potential as embryonic stem cells and their ready availability makes them vital to research, the scientists said.

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