Scientists Culture Human Placenta Stem Cells for the First Time

January 26, 2018

(PhysOrg) – In a milestone achievement for better understanding the development and function of the human placenta, scientists have derived and grown trophoblast stem cells for the first time. The project was led by Takahiro Arima, a professor of informative genetics at the Tohoku University School of Medicine in Japan. The research team published their results in Cell Stem Cell, a journal published by the International Society for Stem Cell Research. The team also includes scientists from Kyushu University.

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