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Successful Stem Cell Differentiation Requires DNA Compaction, Study Finds
May 10, 2012
New research findings show that embryonic stem cells unable to fully compact the DNA inside them cannot complete their primary task: Differentiation into specific cell types that give rise to the various types of tissues and structures in the body.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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