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The quest for human ovarian stem cells

Researchers have isolated a rare population of germline stem cells from adult mouse and human ovaries that are capable of forming oocytes. The ability to harvest such cells from human ovaries could change the options available for fertility preservation and the treatment of infertility (pages 413–421).

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Figure 1: Selection of OSCs from human ovaries.


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Telfer, E., Albertini, D. The quest for human ovarian stem cells. Nat Med 18, 353–354 (2012).

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