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Genetics

01 October 2010

New ways to make human stem cells

US researchers have found a new, "remarkably efficient" way to generate human stem cells that could provide an alternative to using embryonic stem cells in treating disease.

US researchers have found a new, "remarkably efficient" way to generate human stem cells that could provide an alternative to using embryonic stem cells in treating disease, a study said.

Instead, they developed synthetic modified messenger RNA molecules - which they called modified RNAs - that encoded the proteins, but did not integrate into the cell’s DNA.

 

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