For decades researchers have explored the use of cells as a tool for treating a wide range of disorders. Despite its promise, stem cell repair of the body remains experimental. The following is a snapshot of progress in bringing such therapy into practice for five pressing medical conditions.
This article was originally published with the title "Stem Cell Repair Shop" in SA Special Editions 24, 1s, 81 (March 2015)
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Roni Jacobson is a freelance science journalist based in Brooklyn, N.Y.