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This Week in Nature

In the early online edition of Nature this week, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine report generating "one-factor human iPS cells." By expressing only OCT4 — one of the four transcription factors that have been used to reprogram mouse and human somatic cells into iPS cells — they were able to transform human fetal neural stem cells into iPS cells.

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