Synthetic human blood created23rd March 2009
UK researchers are planning a huge trial which will investigate whether synthetically created blood can be produced from embryonic stem cells.
The trial will take three years and will be headed by the Scottish National Blood Tranfusion Service. The project's leader, Professor Marc Turner of Edinburgh University, said: "We should have proof of principle in the next few years, but a realistic treatment is probably five to 10 years away. In principle, we could provide an unlimited supply of blood in this way."
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Title: Synthetic human blood created
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10709
Date Added: 23rd Mar 2009