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The MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) is a research institute based at the University of Edinburgh. Scientists and clinicians study stem cells, disease and tissue repair to advance human health.

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The location of the Thymus

Ageing immune systems could impact cancer risk

CRM Group Leader Clare Blackburn and colleagues at the University of Dundee have found that the immune system may play a larger role in cancer development than originally thought.

Gonad showing germ cells without Nanog with Esrrb

Nanog plays key role in early sex cell development

Mouse embryos lacking the Nanog gene show reduced numbers of Primordial Germ Cells

Skin cells becoming induced pluripotent stem cells

Discovery speeds cell reprogramming

Keisuke Kaji and colleagues make key discovery that could enhance the efficiency and the speed of the conversion of cells from one type to another in the lab.

Abnormal Oocyte (Tut4/7 Knockout), DNA shown in red

Understanding egg development in mammals

Two new studies published in Nature and Molecular Cell have identified roles for RNA modification in the control of egg cell development in mammals.