Bioethics News

iPS cells support their use in the regeneration of human tissues

The increasing importance of iPS cells as regards their potential usefulness within regenerative medicine is widely known. It has now been shown that if iPS cells obtained from the skin or bone marrow of a person are injected back into the same person, they can generate tumours and trigger inflammation. However, if these cells are derived into precursor cells of a certain tissue before being transferred, they do not produce inflammation or tumours, which could support their use in the regeneration of human tissues (Cell Rep.http://doi.org/stw, 2014).

La entrada iPS cells support their use in the regeneration of human tissues aparece primero en Observatorio de Bioética, UCV.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.