Reprogrammed Adult Cells Not an Alternative to Embryonic Stem Cells

Adult tissues that are reprogrammed to become stem cells may not be the blank slate that researchers find in other stem cell types, further questioning whether adult cells can be considered a reliable alternative for embryonic stem cells, according to a two new studies published Monday in Nature and Nature Biotechnology. In one study, researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston, genetically engineered adult tissues in mice to imitate embryonic stem cells. They found these reprogrammed cells,...Full Story
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