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Breakthrough in cloning adult stem cells may mean body parts can be grown for elderly patients

Human cloning has been used to create stem cells from adults for the first time, in a breakthrough which could lead to tissue and organs being regrown.
Using the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep in 1996, researchers were able to turn adult human skin cells into stem cells, which can grow into any type of tissue in the body.

They even used the cells of a 75-year-old man, raising the prospect of body parts being regenerated in old age.

The advance could lead to new

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