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Curr Biol. 2011 Oct 25;21(20):R850-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.09.024.

Embryonic stem cells: testing the germ-cell theory.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. khochedlinger@helix.mgh.harvard.edu

Abstract

The exact cellular origin of embryonic stem cells remains elusive. Now a new study provides compelling evidence that embryonic stem cells, established under conventional culture conditions, originate from a transient germ-cell state.

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10.1016/j.cub.2011.09.024
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