We have been hearing for a decade about the use of stem cells to create organs and treat diseases. Today, a study showing that hES cells can be differentiated into retinal pigment epithelial cells in an attempt to treat a form of blindness.
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Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Treat Blindness
Two clinical trials have shown early promise in treating common blindness-causing conditions, specifically the dry form of macular degeneration, by injecting embryonic stem cells behind the human retina. This treatment may be able to prevent the onset of vision-damaging disease and even improve patients’ vision.