Researchers have created stem cells in living mice

09/12/2013 - 00:00

By Heidi Ledford -

Researchers have reprogrammed adult mouse cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, without the need for a stay in a Petri dish.

The technique, published today in Nature1, allows researchers to reprogram cells in living mice without removing those cells from their natural environment. Initial tests suggest that these cells are able to take on a wider variety of identities than those generated by earlier methods.