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- adjective Resembling
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These embryoniclike cells can be coaxed, through a cocktail of chemicals, to become specialized.
They are the result of the discovery, several years ago, that ordinary skin cells can be reprogrammed into embryoniclike cells, called iPS cells.
In 2007, Shinya Yamanaka at Kyoto University in Japan made a landmark discovery by turning skin cells into embryoniclike stem cells, sending waves of relief through a field that had faced much resistance.
But no one, until now, was able to roll the clock all the way back to the embryoniclike stage.