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Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

National Geographic - Charles Q. Choi

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say. A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows. The …

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