Scientists create embryonic stem cells using adult mouse cells with new technique

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov have reported producing embryonic stem cells using the embryonic cytoplasm and the nucleus from another cell. The scientists determined that cell synchronization between the embryonic cytoplasm and the adult nucleus was an important factor. The process will be tested in rhesus macaques, and it could have major implications for regenerative medicine, according to Mitalipov. Details of the study appear in the journal Nature.

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