What scientists would like to tell you about reprogramming (if only they knew!)
Open Access | Published: 23 February 2011
Michele Boiani and José B. Cibelli
Münster, Germany and East Lansing, MI, USA
In a famous Science editorial entitled "Will Society Be Prepared?", Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg envisioned the possibility that cells would be "programmed with synthetic messages within 25 years" (Nirenberg, 1967). Whether Nirenberg held messenger RNAs capable as such of (re)programming cells, is not known, but clearly he considered them as instrumental to achieve (re)programming...