Simple protein makes embryonic stem cells thrive

 作者:索掰汰     |      日期:2019-03-02 08:09:01
By Andy Coghlan AT LONG last, researchers have proved that they can make human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) without destroying embryos. This may get round some moral objections to embryo research, but more importantly it has brought to light a substance that should help all stem-cell researchers improve their craft. That substance is laminin – a protein found in the basement membranes underlying layers of skin. It made all the difference to work by Robert Lanza and his team at Advanced Cell Technology, a company in Worcester, Massachusetts,