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Guest Blog: "I'm in the ACT Stem Cell Trial for Stargardt Disease!"

August 2, 2012

Tags: human embryonic stem cells, Advanced Cell Technology, Wills Eye Institute, Stargardt disease, retinal disease

Maurie Hill, after receiving retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia on July 11.
I am thrilled to introduce Maurie Hill, who is having her Stargardt disease (a form of early-onset macular degeneration) treated with retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells. I was going to write about her experience (and I will), but she is a great writer, and she and the Ai Squared Blog are sharing her story here. Welcome Maurie! (more…)

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