A recent open-access study published in Cell Stem Cell has shown that excluding Oct4 from the OSKM cocktail reduces epigenetic aberrations and off-target gene activation. Induced pluripotency and Yamanaka factors Pluripotent stem cells are cells that can become other cell types in the body; during natural development, they create differentiated stem cells and ultimately somatic…

A new study outlines multiple ways in which epiblast stem cells can be reprogrammed back into a fully pluripotent state, paving the way for a better understanding of epigenetics. The role of epigenetics Epigenetics are why our cells, which all have the same DNA, differ in function. A bone cell has the same genetics as…

We have talked about the potential of partial cellular reprogramming in previous articles, and today, we want to draw attention to a new paper that promises to further refine reversal of epigenetic aging in cells. As we age, our cells experience alterations to their epigenetic markers, and this changes gene expression, which is proposed to…

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