The FDA Is Cracking Down on Sketchy Stem Cell Clinics
The offer of some clinics to treat all kinds of illness using injections of stem cells may soon come to an end. For several years, many businesses have offered the approach—which often takes stem cells from one tissue and places them in an unrelated organ—to treat everything from autism to cerebral palsy. But as we’ve reported in the past, there’s little evidence it works, and the procedures can even prove harmful. And while patients used to travel overseas for the treatment, centers offering the technique have recently begun to proliferate across America, too.