Vincent, Alan, and Kathy reveal how a retrovirus in the human genome keeps embryonic stem cells in a pluripotent state, from where they can differentiate into all cells of the body.
Links for this episode
- Retrovirus needed for stem cell identity (Nat Struc Mol Biol)
- HERV-H is a marker for pluripotency (Retrovirology)
- Letters read on TWiV 279
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