Islamic Republic of Iran among top 10 countries in stem cells

Deputy of Iran’s Rooyan institute, Abdol-Hossein Shahverdi said that Iran is among the top 10 countries in the world produces science based on human embryonic stem cells.

Stem cell research is one of the most promising research areas in modern biomedicine. However, due to moral and ethical debates, it remains a controversial issue in many regions of the world.

Stem cells have been shown to have significant capability to develop into a plethora of different cell types and work as a repair system to replenish cells with specialized functions.

In 2008, Iran became the leading country in the Middle East working in the field of stem cells, due to its innovative scientific investigations in this regard.

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