DAVID GRANOVSKY

Final step of pluripotency pinpointed!

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Switching on the power of stem cells

21 August 2009

Scientists have uncovered a vital link in the chain of events that gives stem cells their remarkable properties.

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research at the University of Cambridge have pinpointed the final step in a complex process that gives embryonic stem cells their unique ability to develop into any of the different types of cells in the body (from liver cells to skin cells). Their findings, published today in the journal Cell, have important implications for efforts to harness the power of stem cells for medical applications.

via University of Cambridge.

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