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Subclone wars


Pluripotent stem cells, which give rise to every cell type, can acquire cancer-causing genetic mutations when grown in vitro. This finding has implications for the use of pluripotent cells in basic research and in the clinic. See Letter p.229

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Figure 1: The changing profile of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).


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