Unformatted text preview: biological the biological community or the physical environment invariably cause changes in them. In the news Stem cell research announces that they hold enormous promise in regenerative medicine. They are able to regenerat diseased or damaged tissues and have made it possible to improve the effectiveness of several medical treatments. "In this regard, the recent discovery of the "reprogramming" phenomenon, by which somatic cells can be induced to convert to a pluripotent state simply by forcing the expression of a few genes, opens a phenomenal number of possibilities in regenerative medicine," says Didier Trono, Dean of the EPFL School of Life Sciences (Reprogrammed stem cells hit a roadblock, para. )...
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- Spring '10
- Biology, regenerative medicine, Reprogrammed stem cells