Stem Cell News

June 13, 2012

A Japanese scientist, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, received an award for successfully reprogramming human adult skin cells into embryonic stem cells.  These cells can differentiate into any cell type in the body. They are called iSPs (induced pluripotent stem cells).  This research is proceeding in many labs around the world, and importantly, avoids the political controversy of using human embryos in stem cell research.  This will become the basis for organ and tissue regeneration, while avoiding the perils of organ rejection because these are a person’s own cells.

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