Expanded Potential Stem Cells of Both Pig and Human Cells Created

June 5, 2019

(GEN) – Scientists say they have developed a novel technique to create expanded potential stem cells (EPSCs) of both pig and human cells. These stem cells have the features of the first cells in the developing embryo and can develop into any type of cell, according to the research team from the LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Germany. Their work (“Establishment of porcine and human expanded potential stem cells”), published in Nature Cell Biology, also offers great potential for studying human development and regenerative medicine, they added.