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Obama Admin Okays Second Trial of Embryonic-Like Stem Cells in Humans

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 11/22/10 11:53 AM

The Obama administration today approved the second trial involving the use of human embryonic-derived stem cells on patients despite significant problems in animal studies.

Advanced Cell Technology, a cloning and stem cell research firm, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to use derivatives of embryonic stem cells in patients with Stargardt disease, a rare eye disease than can lead to blindness.

The approval for the California firm to move forward comes one month after the FDA approved a request from Geron Corporation to try embryonic-like cells in patients with spinal cord injuries.

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