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  1. kathy
    kathy April 9, 2014 at 4:47 am | | Reply

    What a positive story in so many ways! I don’t think its a coincidence that so many credible organizations are all working on this same concept. It seems to be the next step up from islet cell transplants. And I love the Dad-Daughter connection too.

  2. Shara Bialo
    Shara Bialo April 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm | | Reply

    Excellent article, Mike! These are very exciting developments and I will definitely keep my eye out for more from Dr. Wang!

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