A new way to harvest stem cells from non-viable embryos was discovered in Scotland by Roslin Cells, a spin-off of the Roslin Institute.

According to Roslin, his new invention will increase the supply of vital stem cells available for medical research and could overcome ethical objections to stem cell research.

“Typically up to 30 percent of eggs in an IVF treatment cycle will be unusable as they fail to fertilize or do so abnormally,” said Dr. Paul De Sousa, Roslin Cells’ chief scientific officer, said.

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