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DNA Errors Could Make Lab-Made Stem Cells Fail, Scientists Say

May 11, 2016

(UPI) – Induced pluripotent stem cells have allowed scientists to grow mini-organs with the potential to model diseases, test treatments and possibly lead to the growth of whole organs matched to patient’s bodies. New research at the University of Pennsylvania suggests the cells could fail because of shifts in how DNA folds inside a cell’s nucleus, preventing it from differentiating properly into the type of adult cell intended.

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