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'Dawn of new age' for stem cell treatments

Regulators in the US have approved the first official trial for the use of human embryonic stem cells in patients.

Science correspondent Tom Feilden explains the potential of stem-cell treatments.

And professor of regenerative medicine Chris Mason outlines the importance of these trials.

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