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Normal and Cancer Cells Can Head Back to Stem Cell State

By Anette Breindl

Friday, April 15, 2011
Most scientists would think of stem cells as being on one end of a one-way street. A series of cell divisions can lead a stem cell down the path to a more restricted progenitor cell and ultimately, mature cell types. But a specific cell type cannot return spontaneously to its stem-like state.

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