So here we are in the #year2013 where it seems #immortality via #regenerativemedicine is not too far away because Nature has reported on a breakthrough regarding how: "Reprogrammed cells open door to regenerating tissues in their natural environment."  Nature additionally stated:

"The finding has the potential to accelerate efforts to develop regenerative therapies by avoiding the need to grow cells outside the body and then grafting them back in place, says George Daley, a stem-cell researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, who was not involved with the study."

"Researchers also need to show that the reprogrammed cells are capable of regenerating specific cell types in a controlled way. Serrano’s team is working to find out which cells may be most amenable to the technique, and he has hopes of regenerating heart and insulin-producing pancreatic cells using the method."

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#StemCells   #DNA

See also: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/11/us-stemcells-idUSBRE98A0ZV20130911 and http://www.livescience.com/39561-reprogramming-cells-ips-cells-living-mice.html and http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/breakthrough-with-stem-cells-could-end-need-for-transplants-8809955.html (archive: http://archive.is/3LElc) and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24047841 and http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/12/very-significant-stem-cell-breakthrough-could-pave-way-to-regrow-legs-3960105/ and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10302341/Stem-cell-study-raises-hopes-that-organs-could-be-regenerated-inside-patients-own-bodies.html and http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24184-cells-inside-a-body-reprogrammed-to-become-stem-cells.html and http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-11/scientists-force-mature-cells-to-revert-to-stem-cells.html and http://phys.org/news/2013-09-embryonic-stem-cells-adult.html and http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12586.html.
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