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A sporadic super state

It seems that embryonic stem cells regularly pass through a transient state during which they can generate all the cell types of an animal, including those of the placenta. See Article p.57

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Figure 1: A 'totipotent-like' state in embryonic stem cells.

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Surani, A., Tischler, J. A sporadic super state. Nature 487, 43–44 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/487043a

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