Stem cell proliferation: towards a better understanding of the cell processes linked to cancers?

In work published on 24 November in the journal Nature biotechnology, Anselme Perrier’s team at I-Stem identified a recurrent anomaly in the genome of human embryonic stem cells left in culture for too long. Whether or not by chance, this same anomaly is found in a certain number of cancers. This discovery leaves open the possibility that the same process could be at the origin of stem cell and cancer cell proliferation.This work has been supported by the AFM (French Muscular Dystrophy Association) thanks to Telethon donations

 

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