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Stress Management: A New Path to Pluripotency

By Martin F. Pera

Abstract

Two recent papers in Nature describe a remarkable new technique for reprogramming somatic cells back to the embryonic state. Obokata et al. (2014a, 2014b) show that applying stressful stimuli can convert mature cells into progenitors capable of generating all three embryonic germ layer lineages, as well as placental tissue

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.02.009
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