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France brings cells back from grave to cradle
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button can now be explained by a recent report from Inserm:
“Inserm’s AVENIR “Genomic plasticity and aging” team, directed by Jean-Marc Lemaitre, Inserm researcher at the Functional Genomics Institute (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Montpellier 1 and 2), has recently succeeded in rejuvenating cells from elderly donors (aged over 100). These old cells were reprogrammed in vitro to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and to rejuvenated and human embryonic stem cells (hESC): cells of all types can again be differentiated after this genuine “rejuvenation” therapy. The results represent significant progress for research into iPSC cells and a further step forwards for regenerative medicine. The results are published in the Genes & Development Journal dated 1 November 2011.”
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Read the complete article here. These findings will be published in the next issue of Genes and Development, doi:10.1101/gad.173922.111.