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Stem Cells: A Panacea for Our Future?

Basic research into stem cells has helped to answer many questions about human development. Developing an understanding of how to predictably control cell proliferation and differentiation is a prerequisite to the development of effective therapies. How far have we come and how much have we yet to learn?

Professor Austin Smith, Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research at Cambridge University introduces the subject.

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