Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW - The Netherlands) and the Max Planck Institute in Münster have revealed how an essential protein helps to activate genomic DNA during the conversion of regular adult human cells into stem cells. Their findings are published in the Biophysical Journal. more

Publication on omitting Oct4 in the iPS cell reprogramming attracts word-wide attention more

Erik Tolen of the MPI for Molecular Biomedicine answers the question "What are stem cells?" more

Oct4 is not only unnecessary but damaging during generation of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) more

New structures reinforce the core research area of "cell dynamics and imaging" more

Sox2 opens up the DNA, Oct4 takes the lead in pluripotency more

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