Are embryonic stem cells and artificial stem cells equivalent?

Experimental "trick" lets researchers compare embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells in new way

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found new evidence suggesting some human induced pluripotent stem cells are the “functional equivalent” of human embryonic stem cells, a finding that may begin to settle a long running argument.

The findings were published this week in Nature Biotechnology.

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