Reprogrammed adult stem cells hold promise for infertility, experts say

01/27/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

U.S. researchers were able to coax induced pluripotent stem cells derived from adult stem cells to become germ line cells that give rise to human eggs and sperm. The findings could be used to develop techniques for treating infertility, but safety risks associated with the reprogramming process should first be resolved.

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