Study: Some stem cells fail to mature, continue to multiply

01/3/2007 | New Scientist

Recent studies that found some stem cells can cause cancer have led to a suggested way of screening the cells to reduce the risk of the disease from stem cell therapy. Researchers found stem cells from cancerous tissue behave as they did in a primitive stage, by continuing to multiply instead of maturing into specific tissues. One researcher suggests screening cells for methylation patterns to weed out dangerous ones.

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