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New Lab-Made Stem Cells May Be Key To Transplants

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December 27, 2000
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The scientists at Johns Hopkins who, in 1998, showed that human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) — humans’ earliest, undifferentiated "full potential" cells — could develop into all the basic types of embryonic tissues that make up human beings, have now "engineered" hPSCs to form a new type of cell that not only holds the potential to develop into different tissues but also overcomes great drawbacks that have limited the use of hPSCs for disease therapy.

The scientists at Johns Hopkins who, in 1998, showed that human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) — humans’ earliest, undifferentiated "full potential" cells — could develop into all the basic types of embryonic tissues that make up human beings, have now "engineered" hPSCs to form a new type of cell that not only holds the potential to develop into different tissues but also overcomes great drawbacks that have limited the use of hPSCs for disease therapy.


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