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Study Reveals How Pluripotency Differs Among Mice, Monkeys, and Humans

August 29, 2016

(News-Medical) – Not too shabby, humans. New research shows that certain primate stem cells have pluripotency superior to some types derived from mice. The study, published in Nature, maps how pluripotency differs among mice, monkeys, and humans, and illustrates for the first time a developmental counterpart of primate stem cells. “We identified a gene set useful for predicting the properties of human and monkey pluripotent stem cells, breaking new ground for studies that utilize human cells,” says study author Mitinori Saitou.

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