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Researchers Engineer the Environment for Stem Cell Development to Control Differentiation
June 16, 2011
New research shows that systematically controlling the local and global environments during stem cell development helps to effectively direct the process of differentiation. In the future, these findings could be used to develop manufacturing procedures for producing large quantities of stem cells for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
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