Researcher uses chemicals to make iPS cells of mice, humans

05/11/2008 | Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), The

A researcher at the Scripps Research Institute in California said Sunday that he has created induced pluripotent stem cells of mice and humans. Scientist Sheng Ding said he replaced some of the four genes used in making such cells with artificial chemicals to create a safer, more effective nongenetic method, and he predicted that producing iPS cells solely from chemicals may be possible "in a couple of years."

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