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Stem cells

Aspiring to naivety

Human stem cells that can give rise to every cell type in the body are major players in biomedical research. A molecular analysis of human embryos might help to make these cultured cells more authentic imitations of their in vivo counterparts.

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Figure 1: Molecular characterization of naive human stem cells.

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Sagi, I., Benvenisty, N. Aspiring to naivety. Nature 540, 211–212 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature20484

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