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Web Date: January 26, 2009

FDA Clears Stem Cell Clinical Trial

Testing in humans is a milestone in a field fraught with controversy
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Stem Cells

The Food & Drug Administration has given Geron, a small California-based biotech company, the green light to inject living cells manufactured from human embryonic stem cells into a handful of patients with spinal cord injuries.

The trials, set to begin this summer, will be the first in the world to test the safety of a therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells in people.

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