The fate of cell reprogramming

Karagiannis, Peter; Yamanaka, Shinya
October 2014
Nature Methods;Oct2014, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p1006
Academic Journal
The article presents the authors' opinion on cell reprogramming and the ability to convert somatic cells to induced pluripotent stem cells which has potential to further understanding of development and disease mechanisms, as well as for cellular therapy. The authors say researchers must expand methodology to incorporate animal models and quantitative descriptions of the essential phenomena driving reprogramming. It mentions the reporting of the first induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).


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