Medical News Today - "First Evidence of the Involvement of a Histone Variant Protein as an Epigenetic Barrier to Induced Pluripotency"

 – March 11, 2013  –– 

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered that a particular protein prevents normal cells from being reprogrammed into cells that resemble stem cells, providing new insight into how they may lose their plasticity during normal development. The data are published in Nature Communications. This finding has broad-reaching implications for how cells change during both normal and disease development. Learn more