By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers led by investigators in Singapore reported in the early, online version of Nature yesterday that they have used a genome-wide RNA interference screen to uncover genes involved in pluripotency and self-renewal in human embryonic stem cells (hESC).

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