DAVID GRANOVSKY

Flab and freckles could advance stem cell research

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 8, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Flab and freckles could advance stem cell research

Alternative tissues shown to yield reprogrammed cells aplenty.

Elie Dolgin

BellyFat cells are more easily turned into iPS cells than fibroblasts.

Fat cells and pigment-producing skin cells can be reprogrammed into stem cells much faster and more efficiently than the skin cells that are usually used — suggesting large bellies and little black moles could provide much-needed material for deriving patient-specific stem cells.

via Flab and freckles could advance stem cell research : Nature News.

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