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Epigenetics to Blame?

In Mice, Autologous iPS Cells Provoke Immune Responses

By Anette Breindl


Monday, May 16, 2011
One of the supposed advantages of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) – reprogrammed cells with embryonic stem cell-like versatility – is that they can be made from a patient's own skin cells, and so should not provoke an immune response when they are transplanted back into a patient after reprogramming.

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