Are iPS cells as bad as ESCs?

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Are iPS cells as bad as ESCs? Empty Are iPS cells as bad as ESCs?

Post on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:54 am

From an ethical point of views, does the fact that iPS cells could generate life make them as bad as stem cells from embryos?

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Post  internetimm30 on Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:09 am

Researchers have demonstrated that mature and immature liver cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from multiple adult cell types are as effective as both embryonic stem cell (ESC)-derived hepatocytes and primary human hepatocytes at engrafting and functioning in the livers of experimental mice. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine team that carried out the studies say iPSC-derived cells were equivalent to the ESC-derived cells and primary hepatocytes in terms of their capacity to regenerate damaged livers and with respect to the levels of human-specific liver proteins they secreted into the animals’ bloodstreams.


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