Profit from stem cells – a great leap forward for medicine

From better drug testing to growing whole new organs – stem cell research is leading to some big investment opportunities, writes Matthew Partridge.

Stem cells, which have the potential to turn into any other type of cell in the body, have fuelled some of the most heated debates in medical research in recent years. Ethical concerns over the use of stem cells from embryos were at the centre of a huge political debate in the US a few years ago.

Supporters of the research, including actors Michael J Fox (who suffers from Parkinson’s disease) and the late Christopher Reeve [...]

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