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J Crawford, M Turner
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Volume 38: Issue 3: 2008




Advances in stem cell research provide great hope that these cells can be used to help tissue repair and avoid the need for complex surgery or organ transplantation.  Despite  extensive  media  coverage  and  enthusiasm  for  their therapeutic potential in patients, it may be years before such therapies reach their full potential. In this article, Dr Julie Crawford and Professor Marc Turner from the  MRC  Centre  for  Regenerative  Medicine  give  a  balanced  view  to  help  us decide whether stem cell therapy is ‘hype or reality’.