Saturday, 1 December 2007

ESCs produced from fibroblasts without oncogenes

Japanese group make induced pluripotent stem cells from fibroblasts without oncogenes Saturday, 01 December 2007 The Japanese journal Yomiuri Shimbun report that Prof. Shinya Yamanaka from A Kyoto University now have produced induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, from skin cells of humans and mice without using cancer-causing oncogene c-Myc. The team, led by Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, says its research shows iPS cells produced by their new method are less likely to develop cancer-inducing properties. The group's paper will be published online Saturday by scientific journal Nature Biotechnology. Read more: Stem cell breakthrough made at Kyoto U. The Yomiuri Shimbun - 01 December 2007 Reference: Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells without Myc from mouse and human fibroblasts Nature Biotechnology 30 November 2007 doi:10.1038/nbt1374 ......... ZenMaster

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