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Japan's Kyoto U. iPS Researchers Report New Technique For Stem Cells

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Researchers from Japan's Kyoto University report a new way of creating induced pluripotent stem cells, an advancement of their groundbreaking creation of cells from a mouse three years ago. The research team's new technique relies on the p53 gene known to prevent cancer in cells. Those cells are injected into mouse skin cells to create iPS cells with a 20 percent success rate, 10 times better than usual with such cells. Tests on human iPS cells also had an improved success rate, the researchers said. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required
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