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A simpler way to make stem cells? Experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on January 30th, 2014.

Researchers in the US and Japan have developed a revolutionary new technique for creating pluripotent stem cells by exposing mature cells to environmental stress. The process could be faster and cheaper than existing methods that require manipulation of genes inside a cell’s nucleus. Our colleagues from the UK SMC rounded up comment from UK-based experts. […]

Fertile mouse eggs created from stem cells – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 5th, 2012.

Japanese researchers have turned mouse stem cells into germ cells that give rise to eggs in living mice, which then produced viable offspring via in vitro fertilisation. This research, which mirrors work already done with sperm, may open the door to new insights into female germ cells and provide new leads for treating some forms […]

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