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Stem cells

Primates join the club

Researchers have achieved the testing goal of generating embryonic stem cells from the cells of an adult primate. The procedure used could provide insights into a variety of diseases, if it can be applied in humans.

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Figure 1: The technique of somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT).


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Wilmut, I., Taylor, J. Primates join the club. Nature 450, 485–486 (2007).

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