A private biotechnology company in US is creating stem cells without destroying human embryos are raising hopes of an end to ethical opposition to therapeutic cloning research.

Robert Lanza, M.D., vice president of medical and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology “I hope this will solve the political impasse and allow scientists to move on,” said Robert Lanza, who led the research at Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) in Worcester, Mass.

Nature magazine reports that a US team has created stem cell lines by removing single cells from embryos, a process that left them intact.Until now, growing this type of stem cell resulted in the embryo’s destruction and a major ethical barrier to the research.

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