Cloning used to treat Parkinson's in mice

March 24, 2008 2:21:08 PM PDT
Researchers say therapeutic cloning has been used to successfully treat Parkinson's disease in mice.

The study in Nature Medicine may provide the best evidence so far that the controversial technique could one day help people with the condition. Scientists say it is the first time animals have been successfully treated with their own cloned cells.

Researchers are pursing the use of stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease because it would allow dead nerve cells to be replaced with new healthy cells.


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