Researchers report improvement in reprogramming stem cells

10/22/2008 | United Press International

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies said they have developed a method that can greatly improve the efficiency involved in converting adult human cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. The technique, which requires only a single strand of human hair, can also cut reprogramming time in half and raises hope for "the clinical application of stem cell therapy," the lead researcher said.

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