Stem cell research has always been a controversial topic as a lot of what it does have questionable ethics. Fortunately, an alternative possibility has been found by an MD, PhD, senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes named Shinya Yamanaka.

Dr. Yamanaka won the 2012 Nobel Prize for “the discovery of how to transform ordinary skin cells into cells that are capable of developing into any cell in the human body” (Gladstone Institute). Meaning this will create regenerative medicines that could repair or replace damaged organs and tissues and end numerous amount of diseases such as diabetes, blindness, and Parkinson’s. The amazing thing is that this technology will create human stem cells from patients with a specific disease rather than using embryonic stem cells.

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