Stem cells in the Wild East

An Israeli boy with the inherited disease ataxia telangiectasia apparently received neural stem cell treatments in Moscow a few years ago.
Now he has a brain tumor, Israeli physicians report in PLOS Medicine.
Critical quote from the paper:
“This is the first report of a human brain tumor developing from transplanted neural stem cells.”
Yow!
http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090217/full/457941a.html

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