Salk scientists say anti-cancer gene impedes stem cell reprogramming

08/10/2009 | North County Times (Temecula, Calif.)

Scientists at the Salk Institute found that the p53 gene, which causes potentially cancerous cells to self-destruct, inhibits the ability of normal cells to return to an embryonic stem cell state. They think the findings might lead to additional ways of fighting cancer and improving the process of stem cell reprogramming, bypassing ethical concerns commonly associated with embryonic stem cell research.

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