Can scientists use animal stem cells in humans and vice versa?
We are unaware of experiments that place animal stem cells into humans. Research studies are ongoing where human stem cells are placed into animals. However, the studies are only experimental and they are performed under strict regulation by the participating institution. The facts gained from these experiments will provide valuable information for future therapies using stems cells. Hopefully, these experiments will pave the way for getting stem cells to the bedside of patients. It should be noted that animals undergoing these types of studies are not allowed to survive, but are euthanized using humane methods.