Study Shows No Increased Frequency of Cancer-Causing Mutations in Naïve Pluripotent Stem Cells

Human embryonic stem cell colonies that have been stained for alkaline phosphatase (red). Credit: Yuhuan Wang, Cell Image Library https://www.technologynetworks.com/cell-science/news/study-shows-no-increased-frequency-of-cancer-causing-mutations-in-nave-pluripotent-stem-cells-343957

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What’s your ‘ageotype’? Classification system explains why some of us are older—or younger—than we look

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/02/04/whats-your-ageotype-new-classification-system-explains-why-some-of-us-are-older-or-younger-than-we-look/

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Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

Left: mouse astrocytes (green) before reprogramming; Right: neurons (red) induced from mouse astrocytes after reprogramming with PTB antisense oligonucleotide treatment. (Image credit: UC San Diego Health Sciences) https://www.studyfinds.org/accidental-discovery-leads-to-parkinsons-disease-cure-in-mice/

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