Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Mean Cheaper, Faster Stem Cells



Gerald Clarke
01/30/2014

Imagine if it turned out that instead of needing to build rockets, expensive satellites and computers to get to space, all that was needed was a big rubber band. That is essentially the scale of discovery that stem cell scientists are facing, as publications in Nature by researchers from Japan and the USA may provide a much simpler method of producing stem cells. This research shows the stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) in mature CD45+ blood cells from 1 week ol...
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