• Kyodo


A team of researchers has achieved a world’s first by using induced pluripotent stem cells from a mouse tail to produce a large number of eggs in vitro, according to a study published in the British science journal Nature.

Until now, mouse iPS cells had to be transplanted to a different mouse ovary for eggs to become capable of fertilization, but the team, consisting of researchers from Kyushu University, Kyoto University and other institutions, achieved the process using only cultures.

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