Reporting in Developmental Cell, Pereira et al. (2016) use in vitro lineage reprogramming insights to inform understanding of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) development in vivo. They find Prom1(+)Sca1(+)CD34(+)CD45(-) hemogenic precursors, akin to fibroblast-derived hemato-vascular precursors, in mouse placenta and embryo. The cells mature into transplantable HSCs in culture.
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