Rejection Hurts

A new study published in Nature is giving researchers pause as they consider the usefulness of induced pluripotent stem cells in treating disease, says The New York Times' Andrew Pollack. The study reports that tissues made from iPS cells may be rejected by a patient's immune system — even tissues derived from cells from the same patient, Pollack says.

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The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

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