Stem Cell Research

Stem cell transplant technology could be used to develop new cells from embyonic stem cells.

Scientists have recently discovered how to “reprogram” skin cells to act as stem cells, which many scientists hope will eliminate the ethical concerns surrounding stem cell research. There has also been proof that there are some stem cells in the adult brain that could be used. The first neural stem cell transplant was performed in 2006. Stem cell technology is both present technology and future technology because scientists are just beginning to understand how to use it.