Developing stem cells -- the hard way

Lougheed, Tim
October 2013
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/1/2013, Vol. 185 Issue 14, pE661
Academic Journal
The article reports on the use of the somatic cell nuclear transfer method by U.S. researchers to turn human skin cells into embryonic stem cells. The objective of the team led by researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov was to identify a stem cell line for tackling injury, disease and genetic disorders that would lead to personalized therapy. It is noted that the method is illegal in Canada.


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