The end goal of cell reprogrammer scientists is to create immune-system-friendly transplant tissues for patients.
With that said, discoveries have pushed stem cells from the lab to the news and even the headlines this year.
This year, teams turned human skin cells into unspecialized ones resembling embryonic stem cells, prized by biomedical researchers for the potential to turn into any kind of tissue and earned “Breakthrough of the Year” status from Science magazine.
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– above image – human embryonic stem cell