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Brief reviews of recently published articles, organized by stem cell type.

February 26, 2010 | Pluripotent Stem Cells

By Stuart P. Atkinson

DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism which allows the regulation of gene expression, genome structure and genome stability. Current dogma dictates that DNA methylation mainly occurs on cytosines at CG di-nucleotides, which are found clustered together forming dense patches within the genome. Such regions are known as CpG islands and usually...

February 13, 2010 | Pluripotent Stem Cells

by Lyle Armstrong

Induced pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) are widely believed to share many of the characteristics of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESC) and as such have been credited with the potential to revolutionise regenerative medicine. The potential benefit of iPSC exists because of their genetic similarity to the individual from whom they were derived, implying that if...

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