Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Future is Now, Vol LXXVI

Researchers in Shanghai have converted mouse fibroblasts (skin cells) into pluripotent stem cells, and then used the stem cells to clone fertile offspring.

"One line can generate such competent mice that the longest living one we have is nine months," Zeng told Reuters.

"It has generated now more than 100 of second-generation (mice) and more than 100 third-generation (mice). It really demonstrates how fertile and strong the system is."

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