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Researchers discover how cells know their future and forget their past

19:00 EST 6 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) All cells in the body contain the same genetic material. The difference between cells therefore depends solely on which genes are expressed or 'turned on'. Now, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have gained new insights into how genes are turned on and off and how the cells "forget their past" while developing into a specific cell in the body. This new knowledge is published in Nature and will be crucial for stem cell therapy and potentially treating people with cancer.

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