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China Researchers Create First Embryonic-Type Stem Cells From Pig

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Chinese scientists say they have been able to use somatic cells from a pig that are similar to embryonic stem cells, using research that could lead to models for human genetic diseases. The Chinese Academy of Sciences team said its work is the first of its kind, changing somatic cells from an ungulate to behave as embryonic ones. Other stem cells come from sperm or egg cells. The induced pluripotent stem cells were created by reprogramming cells taken from a pig's ear and bone marrow. (Click here for more



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