28 Nov '11, 2am

S'pore scientists lead human embryonic stem cell study

S'pore scientists lead human embryonic stem cell study

SINGAPORE: Researchers from A*STAR Singapore took lead roles in a study that identified a portion of the genome mutated during long-term culture of human embryonic stem cells. The study was a worldwide collaboration led by Drs Peter Andrews of the University of Sheffield (UK), Paul Robson of the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Steve Oh of Singapore's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), and Barbara Knowles and others in the international stem cell community. The GIS, IMB and BTI are research institutes under the umbrella of A*STAR Singapore. Involving 125 ethnically diverse human embroyonic stem cell lines identified to represent multiple ethnic groups from different parts of the globe, the study is the largest to be conducted on the genetic stability of cultured stem cells. The findings are published Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology. The research may l...

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