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Regenerated prostates; stem cells from plucked hair; what’s a stem cell?

Below, I’ll paste highlights of a Nature paper showing that entire mouse prostates can be regenerated from a single cell: nice evidence of stem cells’ power plus the ability to find these rare cells. Also, in the race to create pluripotent cells without embryos or genetic engineering, some cell types seem easier than others. A paper in Nature Biotechnology shows that an easily reprogrammable cell type is also the easiest to get in a biopsy. 


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