Today, the field of regenerative medicine is still in its infancy. Scientists know very few definitive facts, yet Hannah’s story serves as a prime example of what we are able to do in the present, and what medical advances we can look forward to in the future. Even though very little is known about stem cells, scientists believe that they have the basics covered. Human stem cells are extraordinary cells that have the ability to transform into different cell types for a variety of specialized functions. Stem cells are also capable of regenerating or repairing the body. They are able to constantly reproduce and either continue being a stem...
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