NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to fund research that seeks to uncover the mechanisms involved in the progression and differentiation of stem cells so that new induced pluripotent stem cells can be developed that are closely related to embryonic stem cells at the genetic and epigenetic levels.

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