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Nat Med. 1999 Sep;5(9):975-7.

Human therapeutic cloning.

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  • 1Tissue Engineering and Transplant Medicine, Advanced Cell Technology, One Innovation Drive, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA.


Somatic cell nuclear 'reprogramming' in livestock species is now routine in many laboratories. Here, Robert Lanza, Jose Cibelli and Michael West discuss how these techniques may soon be used to clone genetically matched cells and tissues for transplantation into patients suffering from a wide range of disorders that result from tissue loss or dysfunction.

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