Just Sprinkle on a Few Proteins, and Voila | GenomeWeb

The Wall Street Journal reports on a study published in Cell Stem Cell describing how scientists "reprogrammed mature skin cells into an embryonic-like state by using proteins instead of genes, a key advance aimed at overcoming safety concerns in one of the hottest areas of biological research." The research was led by Sheng Ding at the Scripps Research Institute.

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