First cow embryonic stem cells could lead to healthier, more productive livestock

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Science: “They used an accelerator and a brake at the same time,” says George Seidel, a cattle rancher and a reproductive physiologist at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The result: cells that retained their pluripotent state while growing for more than a year in the lab. “I’ve had many colleagues and students invest many years in trying to accomplish this,” Seidel says.