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May 18, 2011 / Martijn

A Possible Setback for Reprogrammed Stem Cells

A promising type of stem cell may not be as well-suited for tissue replacement transplants as scientists had hoped. According to new research published in Nature, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells—which are derived from adult tissue but, like embryonic stem cells, have the potential to proliferate indefinitely and to turn into any type of tissue—trigger an immune reaction when the undifferentiated cells are transplanted into tissue-matched mice.

via A Possible Setback for Reprogrammed Stem Cells – Technology Review.

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