Stem cell research progress

Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have discovered that a specific gene – Sox17 – plays an important role in directing cells to become part of the pancreas or part of the bile duct (used in the digestion of food).

Research in mouse embryos found that the Sox17 gene “acts like a toggle or binary switch that sets off a cascade of genetic events,” said the study’s senior investigator, James Wells.

You can read more on this exciting breakthrough on the Diabetes UK website…

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