Japan ) published the breakthrough technique on human stemcell research in the journal " CELL".
He established the stem cells from adult human fibroblast !
You can see the Movie clip in the section of supplemental
data. Click the “ Movie S1. “.
There are several points to overcome;
i) another method is necessary to insert the genes, since
---retrovirus vector frequently induce tumor.
ii) To find the method for differentiating into normal specific
---cells or organ (neuron, hepatocyte, hematopoietic cell,
---muscle cell ------- ) without tumorigenesis.
I don't know the recent advances on this topic.
Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, MD