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Best of 2008: New stem cells, far-off planets

Researchers reported a flurry of new, faster ways to sequence the genomes of creatures such as the woolly mammoth. Researchers reported a flurry of new, faster ways to sequence the genomes of creatures such as the woolly mammoth.
December 29, 2008

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Breakthrough of the year: Cellular reprogramming. Researchers, including a team led by Dr. George Q. Daley of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Children's Hospital Boston, produced made-to-order stem cells by reprogramming skin cells from ill patients. These cell lines - which, like embryonic stem cells, seem able to grow into any kind of tissue - and the techniques for ... (Full article: 424 words)

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