Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Wilson, Kitchener D.; Wu, Joseph C.
April 2015
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/28/2015, Vol. 313 Issue 16, p1613
Academic Journal
The article discusses the 2006 discovery of a method for creating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by Takahashi and Shinya Yamanaka and colleagues, which won Yamanaka a Nobel Prize in 2012. Topics include the use of pluripotency to regenerate human organs and tissues, the time consumption and inconsistencies associated with iPSCs, and the use of iPSCs to develop and observe human genetic diseases.


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