More good news on the stem cell front:  Human testes may provide stem cells which could be used for personalized medicine.  A new stem cell type called germline stem cells (GSCs) have been grown by researchers in the UK and Germany.  The GSCs are developed from sperm cells in the testicle and can be manipulated to form various types of cells similar to the way embryonic stem cells have been used.

What really caught my eye was that they can be essentially harvested via a “simple testicular biopsy”.  That doesn’t sound so simple to me but then of course the writer of the article is a woman…

See article here.

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