Embryonic Stem Cells in Japan

Embryonic stem cells will be available in Japan for regenerative medicine uses by March 2018. The embryonic stem cells will be derived from fertilized eggs obtained at an infertility hospital that would otherwise be disposed of. This may be a favorable option for those that have qualms about discarding fertilized eggs. Further, embryonic stem cells have the potential to become a variety of different cell types and will be a powerful tool to help the country further advance in the science field.