Stem Cell Repair Kits?

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Here’s an interesting twist on stem cells… It seems that British football (i.e., soccer) players have started saving their babies’ umbilical cords in an attempt to preserve stem cells that could one day used to repair their injured knees. According to one player, “Having your stem cells — a repair kit if you like — on hand makes sense.” Of course, the players aren’t the only ones that stand to (potentially) benefit — the cells could also have therapeutic uses for their kids, as well. At an estimated cost of a bit over $2800 (£1500 for you Brits), more than 11,000 Britons (and not just footballers) have opted for cryogenic storage of their kids’ cord blood thus far.

[Source: The Register]

Published on August 30th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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