alexa The promise of human induced pluripotent stem cells for research and therapy.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): Nishikawa S, Goldstein RA, Nierras CR

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Abstract Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are human somatic cells that have been reprogrammed to a pluripotent state. There are several hurdles to be overcome before iPS cells can be considered as a potential patient-specific cell therapy, and it will be crucial to characterize the developmental potential of human iPS cell lines. As a research tool, iPS-cell technology provides opportunities to study normal development and to understand reprogramming. iPS cells can have an immediate impact as models for human diseases, including cancer This article was published in Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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