Japan stem-cell trial stirs envy

Reardon, Sara; Cyranoski, David
September 2014
Nature;9/18/2014, Vol. 513 Issue 7518, p287
Academic Journal
The article discusses the clinical trials of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. It states that the iPS cells are created by using a patient's own tissue and by inserting them in an adult's DNA cells to reprogram the cells to an embryonic-like state. The therapy was pioneered by Shinya Yamanaka, director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Applications at Kyoto University, Japan. Topics include the uses of iPS cells such as for correcting liver disease, retinal defects, and diabetes.


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