Gentle reset: Reprogramming of somatic cells is easier than expected

Research report (imported) 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Kim, Jeong Beom; Zaehres, Holm; Schöler, Hans R.
Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie (Schöler) (Prof. Dr. Hans Schöler)
MPI für molekulare Biomedizin, Münster
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.

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