Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Mean Cheaper, Faster Stem Cells

Gerald Clarke

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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