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In this week's Science, a team of researchers from industry and academia report on how the deletion of a single microRNA from pluripotent stem cells enabled them to form both embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, revealing a role for the small, non-coding RNAs in regulating pluripotency. Specifically, when miR-34a was eliminated from embryonic stem cells, these engineered cells were able to generate both embryonic and extra-embryonic lineages.

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