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The magic brew

Researchers have engineered embryonic stem-like cells from normal mouse skin cells. If this method can be translated to humans, patient-specific stem cells could be made without the use of donated eggs or embryos.

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Figure 1: Generating induced pluripotent stem cells.

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Rossant, J. The magic brew. Nature 448, 260–262 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/448260a

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