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How Have Stem Cells Contributed to Research?

Author: Suhani Patel

Editor: Kira Tian and Megan Liu

Artist: Kevin Li

Stem cells are important to organisms for many reasons. Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. However, a lot of work still needs to be done in laboratories and clinics to understand how to use stem cells for therapies, also referred to as regenerative or reparative medicine.

Laboratory studies of stem cells allow scientists to le