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Stem-Cell Therapy Takes Off in Texas
from Nature News
With Texas pouring millions of dollars into developing adult stem-cell treatments, doctors
there are already injecting paying customers with unproven preparations, supplied by an ambitious
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any such stem-cell treatment for
routine clinical use, although it does sanction them for patients enrolled in registered clinical
Some advocates of the treatments argue, however, that preparations based on a patient's own
cells should not be classed as drugs, and should not therefore fall under the FDA's
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