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Human pluripotent stem cells: derivation and applications

Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) can be maintained in culture and directed to differentiate into a wide range of cell types. This poster illustrates the derivation and differentiation of human PSCs; the challenges associated with the accumulation of mutations during culturing; and key applications of these cells, such as cell-based therapies, disease modelling, drug discovery and the study of human development.

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Correspondence to Nissim Benvenisty.

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Bar, S., Benvenisty, N. Human pluripotent stem cells: derivation and applications. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol (2020).

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