Technology & Health

Israeli team makes embryo stem cells out of skin

Technology and Health

Israeli team makes embryo stem cells out of skin

A team of researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a set of genes capable of transforming murine skin cells into all three of the cell types that comprise the early embryo: the embryo itself, the placenta and the extraembryonic tissues, such as the umbilical cord. The next step, they say, will be to create an entire embryo from skin cells.

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