Researchers in Israel have identified a molecule that prevents the rapid transformation of adult cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. According to a study in the journal Nature, blocking the protein Mbd3 significantly enhances the efficiency of iPS cell production. "This is a major advance toward making safer iPS cells, without genetic modifications, at high efficiency," Weizmann Institute of Science senior researcher Dr. Jacob Hanna said.
Removal of protein dramatically boosts production of stem cells
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