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Discovery of embryonic stem cells and the concept of regenerative medicine

Martin J. Evans

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0407

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Discovery of embryonic stem cells and the concept of regenerative medicine

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In this chapter Sir Martin Evans, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2007, describes the identification of stem cells, initially from certain cultured tumour cells (teratocarcinoma cells) and latterly from early mammalian embryos.

The differentiated cells of the adult vertebrate arise from a single fertilized egg and as development proceeds the commitment to differentiation becomes irreversible....

Chapter.  3550 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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