The method has stirred controversy, particularly after Chinese researchers earlier this year announced they had deliberately edited the DNA of nonviable human embryos from a fertility clinic.
The field of stem cells took off in 1998, when scientists at the University of Wisconsin announced that they had harvested the cells from days-old human embryos.
The capture of Higgs boson has topped the chart of the year's ten biggest scientific breakthroughs.
In the game of one-upmanship that most cancer cells display in the human body.
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