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Study Challenges Long-Held Assumption of Gene Expression in Embryonic Stem Cells
July 3, 2013
Whitehead Institute researchers have determined that the transcription factor Nanog, which plays a critical role in maintaining the self-renewal of embryonic stem cells, is expressed in a manner similar to other pluripotency markers. This finding contradicts the field's presumptions about this important gene and its role in the differentiation of embryonic stem cells.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
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