Induced Pluripotent stem cell

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Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells, are cells which are already specialised, but have had genes linked to pluripotency turned on. This gives the cells similar characteristics as embryonic stem cells so they can differentiate into several cell types. Research into iPS cells is still in its early stages but may have a huge impact on the future of stem cell research [1].

References

  1. ↑ Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymokzo, Lubert Stryer, (2012), Biochemistry, 7th edition, New York, W. H. Freeman and Company.
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