Gentle reset: Reprogramming of somatic cells is easier than expected
Research report (imported) 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
Researchers of the MPI for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster have made an important advancement towards obtaining patient-specific stem cells. They have succeeded in resetting adult somatic cells to an embryonic original state with less intrusions than previously necessary: instead of a „cocktail“ of four genes, the scientists needed merely two. This could make future stem cell therapies simpler and safer.