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New technology which makes reprogrammed cells a reality


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New technique can have a major impact on understanding disease development at a cellular level.

Scientists use topoiisomerase enzymes to untangle reprogramming DNA.

Findings may help scientists find treatments for a wide range of diseases, for example for hearing loss.

Cellular reprogramming could enable the regeneration of lost tissues, study diseases on the cellular level.

Technique worked nearly 100% of the time and was proven in human and animal cells.

Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is done by Justin Ichida and his lab scientists.

The study was published in Cell Stem Cell journal.

Uncoiling DNA molecules starts the process of reprogramming

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Scientific journal covering stem cell biology.


Assistant Professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine


Academic Medical center.