New Algorithm Could Let Us Reprogram Any Cell Into Any Other Cell Type

Posted: Oct 27, 2017

Skipping the pluripotent stem cells!

One of the most defining scientific discoveries in recent decades is the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, which lets scientists revert adult cells back into an embryonic-like blank state and then manipulating them to become a particular kind of tissue.

But now a new model could do away with this time-consuming process, taking out the middle step and directly programming cells to become whatever we want them to be.