Stem Cell Nuclei Are Soft 'Hard Drives,' University of Pennsylvania Study Finds

Published: Oct 22, 2007

PHILADELPHIA- Biophysicists at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that the nuclei of human stem cells are particularly soft and flexible, rather than hard, making it easier for stem cells to migrate through the body and to adopt different shapes, but ultimately to put human genes in the correct nuclear "sector" for proper access and expression.

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