What Are Induced Pluripotential Stem Cells

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What Are Induced Pluripotential Stem Cells







Today’s episode is about induced pluripotential stem cells
Japanese researchers reported a fantastic breakthrough in 2006. They were able to take adult mouse skin cells and by using four viruses to transport material from one nucleus to another, created a cell that worked like an embryonic SC. In other words, they took an adult cell and made it into a cell that behaved for all true purposes like an embryonic SC. This type of cell is called an induced pluripotential SC. Over the years, it’s become evident that induced pluripotential SCs don’t behave exactly like embryonic SCs. However, they have proven useful for research purposes. Using these SCs, scientists will be able to study diseases and test new drugs more efficiently. They are not yet ready to be used in a human clinical setting. But the promise these cells hold is amazing.

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