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Friday, August 17, 2007

Turn your leftover IVF embryos into personalized stem-cell lines.

A biotech company offers to turn unused IVF embryos into personalized stem-cell lines.

Couples who have had children via in vitro fertilization are often left with extra embryos--and the rather difficult decision of what to do with them. Embryos can be donated to research or to other couples, destroyed, or left languishing in frozen storage. But now a California-based biotech startup is offering a new option: to use these embryos to create personalized stem-cell lines for couples or their families.

TR Blog: A New Use for Your Leftover Embryos

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