Development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer

Stem cells are true Jacks-of-all-trades of our bodies, as they can turn into the many different cell types of all organs. This allows the tissues to renew and to heal after injury. This amazing multipotency makes stem cells in the adult body key tools for regenerative medicine. Scientists now report how brain stem cells make the decision to transform into new nerve cells.

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