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Curr Biol. 2001 Jan 9;11(1):R7-9.

Stem cell potential: can anything make anything?

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  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Internal Medicine, 3215 CCGC, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0934, USA.

Abstract

Recent results suggest that stem cells from one tissue can give rise to cells from developmentally unrelated tissues. These results strongly support the idea that certain progenitors retain much broader developmental potentials than expected, and other progenitors may be able to acquire broader potentials in culture.

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