Researchers uncover another type of embryoniclike stem cell

04/22/2010 | Mainichi Daily News (Tokyo)

Japanese researchers have found a new kind of pluripotent stem cell in adults' skin and bone marrow. The cells, named Muse cells, are similar to embryonic stem cells in that they can transform into various tissue types, but unlike ESCs, they stopped replicating after two weeks and did not become cancerous after six months in one study, the researchers said. The newly discovered cells could serve as a third source of stem cells after ESCs and induced pluripotent stem cells.

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