ACT Licences Pluropotent Cell IP

Advanced Cell Technology, a California-based developer of cellular treatments with R&D labs in Worcester, MA, has licensed technology from Embryome Sciences related to the reprogramming of human cells such as skin cells into embryonic-like cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, Embryome reports. The technology from Alameda, CA-based Embryome is intended to enable cells with stem cell-like qualities to be generated without the controversial use of human embryos and egg cells.

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