History of Human
Embryonic Cell Research

Human embryonic kidney cells
      • 1954 John Enders received a Nobel prize in Medicine for growing polio virus in human embryonic kidney cells
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Human embryonic cells have been used for many years to culture viruses in search of vaccines and medicines that might be effective in treating human diseases. The first use of embryonic cells was by john Enders, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work with the Polio virus in 1954.

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