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Scientists say fetal tissue important in research

Scientists say fetal tissue important in research

When Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professor Akhilesh Pandey conducts research on cancer, he often turns to the best replica for studying the human disorder: fetal tissue. He could use animals or a computer model, but he says nothing else provides results that are as accurate. "If we want to study a process, it's best to study the real thing," said Pandey, who has used fetal tissue for more than a decade to better understand pancreatic and breast cancers and leukemia. "Models can be insufficient in mimicking what we want to study. Even today we don't understand all the biological processes. We can make a little bit of skin in the lab or cartilage,...

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