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It's always been thought that while stem cells can give rise to all the different cells in the human body, once they become specialized, they stay specialized. Now, a new study done by researchers at the Whitehead Institute say they can actually go both ways, and that some specialized cells can spontaneously revert back to a stem-cell state, says Not Exactly Rocket Science's Ed Yong.

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