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Long and Rocky Roads

By | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies


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(Re)Programming Director

By | October 1, 2012

Unwilling to accept the finality of terminal differentiation, Helen Blau has honed techniques that showcase the flexibility of cells to adopt different identities.


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MicroRNAs Prevent Cell Reprogramming

By | October 24, 2011

A group of microRNAs can inhibit the formation of induced pluripotent stem cells, and may provide a target for more efficient reprogramming of somatic cells.


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Skipping Pluripotency

By | September 14, 2011

Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.


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Cells from Stem Cells Still Immature

By | August 18, 2011

Cells derived from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells exhibit striking differences from the cells they’re supposed to represent.


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Weeding Out Bad Stem Cells

By | August 16, 2011

A new antibody cocktail can remove undifferentiated, tumor-forming cells from a mix of embryonic stem cells.


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The essence of stem cells

By | June 3, 2011

Researchers discover a protein that may allow already-differentiated somatic cells to become stem cells.


Ready, Reset, Go

By | March 1, 2011

Rudolf Jaenisch enjoys climbing mountains, rafting rapids, and unraveling the secrets of pluripotency—knowledge that could someday lead to personalized regenerative medicine.


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