Protein Engineering Of Reprogramming Factors: A Strategy To Facilitate The Production Of Patient-Specific Stem Cells
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Ling Wang is a graduate assistant at the University of Connecticut | UConn · Department of Animal Science.

                       

Protein Engineering Of Reprogramming Factors: A Strategy To Facilitate The Production Of Patient-Specific Stem Cells

Life starts with a fertilized egg (an embryo). The number of cells within the embryo then increases through cell division, and the embryonic cells further differentiate into various types of mature cells. Eventually, the embryo develops into an entire individual. One might ask, “Can our body cells reverse back to the early embryonic stage?” The answer is “yes,” with the advent of modern biotechnologies such as induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. iPSC technology allows us to convert the differentiated,...

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