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iPS cells: five years and counting

Just five years ago, scientists from Kyoto University succeeded in getting cells in a dish to revert to a stem cell-like state, kicking off a new way to study the cause of various diseases and potentially providing new treatments. Explore this interactive timeline, created by Discover’s Ed Yong, to find out how researchers first created these so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, and what has happened since.


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