MIT Biology News for Rudolf Jaenisch

October 10, 2012
Rudolf Jaenisch named Franklin Institute laureate
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September 09, 2011
Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch honored with National Medal of Science
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For the second straight year, President Barack Obama is recognizing a member of the Whitehead Institute faculty with the nation's highest scientific honor.
January 01, 2009
Novel cell lines propel the search for safer stem cell induction
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Whitehead Institute researchers have reliably produced mice and mouse cell lines with identical configurations of the specific factors needed to reprogram adult cells to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state. These cell lines may be used to screen for potential drug substitutions for the virally-...
December 12, 2008
Rudolf Jaenisch honored for research in cellular reprogramming
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Jaenisch has been named a recipient of the 2008 Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize in recognition of his work in creating so-called induced pluripotent stem cells, or IPS cells.
December 12, 2008
Single virus used to convert adult cells to embryonic stem cell-like cells
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Adult cells, from both humans and mice, can be converted into embryonic stem cell-like cells (induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells) using a single virus to insert four reprogramming genes into the cellsÂ’ genomes.
July 07, 2008
New technique produces genetically identical stem cells
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Cells from mice created using genetically reprogrammed cells can be triggered via drug to enter an embryonic stem-cell-like state.
April 04, 2008
Mature B cells reprogrammed to stem-cell-like state
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Fully differentiated cells can be reprogrammed to induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells.