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Nobel laureate has high hopes for donor iPS cells

Latest trial could pave way for cheaper, faster treatment, says Shinya Yamanaka

Shinya Yamanaka hopes a recent transplant involving donor-derived iPS cells will lead to the widespread use of regenerative treatments.

KYOTO A team of Japanese doctors recently performed a landmark surgery involving the use of donated induced pluripotent stem, or iPS cells, to treat macular degeneration, an intractable eye disease.

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