Stem Cells Sabotage Their Own DNA to Produce New Tissues, New Ottawa Health Research Institute And University of Ottawa Study Suggests  
2/16/2010 7:42:10 AM

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OHRI -- A new study from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa suggests that stem cells intentionally break their own DNA as a way of regulating tissue development. The study, published on February 15, 2010 in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), could dramatically change how researchers think about tissue development, stem cells and cancer.