Monday, July 19, 2010

ESCR: Less and Less a "Solution"

Well, well.

Several years after scientists found a way to manipulate biology and send skin cells back to their embryonic origin, they are now learning that nature is not so easily tricked.

A reprogrammed skin cell retains a memory of its original identity as skin. Moreover, after the skin cell has returned to the embryonic state, it appears more willing to turn back into skin than to adopt a new identity.

The new findings by the lab of stem cell researcher George Daley at Children's Hospital Boston...

Who could have guessed?

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