9/19/2013

Researchers in Israel have identified a molecule that prevents the rapid transformation of adult cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. According to a study in the journal Nature, blocking the protein Mbd3 significantly enhances the efficiency of iPS cell production. "This is a major advance toward making safer iPS cells, without genetic modifications, at high efficiency," Weizmann Institute of Science senior researcher Dr. Jacob Hanna said.

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