Major stem cell discovery to boost research into development and regenerative medicine: Expanded Potential Stem Cell lines of pig and human cells established

A new approach has enabled researchers to create Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) of both pig and human cells. The research has incredible potential for studying human development and regenerative medicine. This is the first time scientists have been able to derive stem cells from early pig embryos and will also be beneficial for animal health and food production.