January 9, 2013
Safety of Induced Stem Cells Gets Boost
Monya Baker, Nature News
A paper published in Nature today could dispel a cloud over the hopes of turning a patient’s own cells into perfectly matched replacement tissues.
Scientists first reported in 2007 that a person’s cells could be reprogrammed to an embryo-like state, and so could form any type of cell in the body.
TAGGED: embryos, immune system, induced pluripotent stem cells