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A team of Japanese and British scientists has succeeded in producing fertile offspring from sterile mice made with a chromosomal abnormality by using induced pluripotent stem cells, better known as iPS cells, Kyoto University said Friday.

The researchers, including professor Michinori Saito of Kyoto University, first intentionally produced the sterile male mice using a type of chromosome abnormality called trisomy. The team then tried to create iPS cells by using cells taken from those mice.

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