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Furthermore, stem cell research and treatment should be implemented, since they have great potential to cure diseases such as cancer, nervous system disorders, heart disease, and diabetes mellitus. 2,3 Stem cell research began in 1981 when scientists were able to derive embryonic stem cells from a laboratory mouse.4 Seventeen years later, after critically studying these findings from the mouse, scientists were able to derive stem cells from human embryos and grow the cells in the laboratory.4 A most important discovery in 2006 occurred, which was the creation of induced pluripotent stem cells.4 During this discovery, scientists found a way to program adult cells into an unspecialized stem cell.4 Moreover, this leads to the discussion of these different types of stem cells. First, there are adult stem cells, or "somatic stem cells". These cells are present in mature body tissues, undifferen... ... middle of paper ... ...7(2):89-96. 4.