Stem Cells That Save Big Pharma a Bundle

Stem cells may hold more than the promise of new cures – they could make testing already existing drugs much cheaper. By creating human tissue from stem cells, pharmaceutical companies can see the effects of new drugs without going through costly human trials or putting people’s lives in dangers from unknown side effects. The stem cells are generated using skin cells, not embryos, so the process sidesteps the political and moral controversy that has recently come to a head.

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