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2014-01-30 New articles we read this week

Stem cells A young scientist in Japan has found a simple approach to make totipotent stem cells by lowering the pH. Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature Bidirectional developmental potential in reprogrammed cells with acquired pluripotency. Nature Cell biology: Potency unchained. Nature commentary BBC news: Stem cell ‘major discovery’ claimed Boston Globe: […]

ACLU Challenges Gene Patents

Gene Patents Stifle Patient Access To Medical Care And Critical Research NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (PUBPAT), filed a lawsuit today charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer stifle research […]