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Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness

Surgeons in London have used human embryonic stem cells in a pioneering attempt to cure blindness.

Cells derived from a donated early embryo were implanted into the retina of a 60-year-old woman with age-related macular degeneration - the most common cause of blindness in the UK.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 29 Sep 2015
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