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Primordial germ cells can be obtained from iPS cells and embryonic stem cells

So-called primordial germ cells are the precursors of oocytes and spermatozoa. Now, the possibility of obtaining them from embryonic stem cells and iPS cells has been described (NatureReviews Molecular CellBiology 16; February 2015). Being able to obtain these germ cells from iPS cells opens potential applications, such as producing cells of various diseases from iPS cells derived from different types of patients.

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