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Induced stem cells made safe?

Over on Nature Reports Stem Cells, there’s a blog posting about a company’s recent claim that they can reprogramme adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells, without the viral vectors normally used to do this. This should make the cells less likely to cause cancer: quite a big deal in terms of using such cells in future therapies. But the company hasn’t published their results (just a press release), so it’s unclear exactly what they’ve done or what to make of it. Yet.


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