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Blastomeres and stem cells

Generating human stem cells from a single cell recovered during preimplantation genetic diagnosis does not, in principle, harm the embryo. Can the approach be used in assisted reproductive technology programmes?

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Figure 1: Production of embryonic stem-cell lines.

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Simpson, J. Blastomeres and stem cells. Nature 444, 432–435 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/444432a

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