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“Induced” Eyes Suggest a Path to Retinal Repair

  • William Mair mail

    mair@salk.edu

    Affiliation: Freelance Science Writer, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 18, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000175

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May be better and safer than iPSCs

Posted by Truth_coming on 28 Aug 2009 at 17:13 GMT

This research demonstrated that fully pluripotent stem cells such as iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells or incorrectly programmed stem cells) are unnecessary for regenerative medicine. For more accurate cell therapy, differentiated and well defined multipotent cells (stem or progenitor you name them) may turn out to be the choices of selection. A job well done!

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