Non-embryonic stem cells used to use treat failing sight
1 September 2014
The condition which was treated affects millions of elderly people and can result in blindness
A Japanese woman is the first person to be successfully treated for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with pluripotent cells taken from adult tissue samples.
The condition which was treated affects millions of elderly people and can result in blindness. A similar treatment is being developed which does involve the destruction of human embryos but is still being trialled. [New Scientist, 16 September]