Friday, 20 April 2007

Gene plays key role in embryonic, adult stem cells

Gene plays key role in embryonic, adult stem cells Reuters - Thu Apr 19, 2007 One gene directs both embryonic and adult stem cells to perform the self-renewal function that is crucial in their potential broad use in medical treatments, researchers said on Thursday. While the biology of these types of stem cells is very different, a study published in the journal Cell showed that they share at least this one key feature - a gene called Zfx that controls their ability to self-renew." ............ ZenMaster

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