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expert comments on mouse stem cell paper to be published in Nature

Scientists in China have successfully demonstrated a new cloning technique which uses mouse skin cells which have been genetically reprogrammed to become embryonic stem cell-like cells called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). Furthermore, the scientists showed that they could successfully produce cloned adult mice from these cells, demonstrating their viability. read more

experts comment on new research into iPS cells and spinal muscular atrophy, as published in Nature

The study, from researchers in the United States, is the first to show that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which are capable of becoming any other type of cell, can be used to model the pathology of the genetic muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy. The cells were derived from skin cells taken from a child with the disease, and are therefore genetically identical. read more

the future of stem cell science

With the UK National Stem Cell Network holding the country’s first ever national stem cell research conference next week (9-11 April), and with the recent public and political debate surrounding the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, leading stem cell scientists came to the Science Media Centre to talk about issues for the future of stem cell science, including the role for induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell research. read more

scientists react to new paper on induced pluripotent stem cells

The research published in the journal Nature Biotechnology shed more light on which genetic factors are critical in the reprogramming of adult skin cells to become other types of cell. In this study the researchers achieved reprogramming of adult cells without the use of a gene which has been linked to the development of tumours. read more

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