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Stem cells (green) could someday be used to treat cancer, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and retinitis pigmentosa, among other applications.

Stem cells (green) could someday be used to treat cancer, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and retinitis pigmentosa, among other applications. Credit: Courtesy of Christina Tu / Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

Stem cells (green) could someday be used to treat cancer, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and retinitis pigmentosa, among other applications.