Reprogrammed skin cells exhibit embryonic stem cell properties

02/11/2008 | Forbes

U.S. scientists were able to produce induced pluripotent stem cells with the same characteristics as embryonic stem cells by reprogramming human-skin-derived cells using four regulator genes, confirming similar work reported late last year by other scientists. The technique could provide a source for immune-compatible cells that can be used in tissue engineering and transplantation, scientists said.

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