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Replacement Parts

By | August 1, 2012

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.

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An Eye for Stem Cells

By | December 1, 2011

Japanese researchers are launching an iPS cell trial for an untreatable eye disease, challenging ongoing embryonic stem cell trials.

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Stem Cells Induced for Conservation

By | September 4, 2011

Researchers generate pluripotent stem cells from two endangered species in hopes of learning more about the near-extinct animals.

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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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First, Do No Harm…

By | June 9, 2011

Is DNA damage an inevitable consequence of epigenetic reprogramming?

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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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