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Induced Stem Cells Made Directly in Mice

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Since their initial description in 2007, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been investigated as a possible alternative to embryonic stem cells. By adding a cocktail of so-called reprogramming factors, scientists can turn mature cells – most often skin cells – into pluripotent cells that can turn into many different cell types.

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