I’m going to link to the slashdot post here instead of the actual article, because news articles have a bad habit of disappearing.
The last paragraph:
The researchers say if it all goes well, that it’s possible that antigen-specific DNA vaccines could one day be developed for treatment of related diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
It’s probably too late for this research to benefit Benjamin directly, because once type 1 diabetes kills off the cells in the pancreas there’s no going back. If stem-cell research results in a way of growing new beta cells in a type 1 diabetic, this research could keep his body from destroying them like it did the first time.