How Stem Cells Work: iPSC and STAP or How to Create Artificial Stem Cells from Natural Cells

POSTED ON 2/6/2014 IN Regenerative Medicine Education BY Christopher Centeno

How Stem Cells Work - Part 8

Today's entry in our "How Stem Cells Work" short format video series is about iPS and STAP. iPS has been in the news for years, as scientists in Japan were able to take natural skin cells and turn them into artificial embryonic stem cells. STAP has been in the news this past week as scientists figured out that simply by immersing normal somatic cells in an acid bath they will turn into artificial embryonic stem cells. Is this a good idea? A breakthrough? What are these and why should I care? To learn more, click on the video above!

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