Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Have More DNA Damage

Three studies in Nature report that adult cells reprogrammed to a more primal state, called induced pluripotent stem cells, have more cancerlike mutations than embryonic stem cells. Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison discusses the studies, and their implications for stem cell therapies.



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