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Biologists Develop Efficient Genetic Modification of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study


1/8/2010 7:43:10 AM

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 8, 2010) — Biologists have developed an efficient way to genetically modify human embryonic stem cells. Their approach, which uses bacterial artificial chromosomes to swap in defective copies of genes, will make possible the rapid development of stem cell lines that can both serve as models for human genetic diseases and as testbeds on which to screen potential treatments, they say.

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