January 9, 2013

Safety of Induced Stem Cells Gets Boost

Monya Baker, Nature News

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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.

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TAGGED: Embryos, Immune System, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells