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Human blastocyst-derived, pluripotent cell lines are described that have normal karyotypes, express high levels of telomerase activity, and express cell surface markers that characterize primate embryonic stem cells but do not characterize other early lineages. After undifferentiated proliferation in vitro for 4 to 5 months, these cells still maintained the(More)
Primate embryonic stem (ES) cells are derived from preimplantation embryos, have a normal karyotype, and are capable of indefinite, undifferentiated proliferation. Even after culture for more than a year, primate ES cells maintain the potential to differentiate to trophoblast and derivatives of embryonic endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. In this review, we(More)
To reduce the number of animals required for controlled studies of marmoset oocytes and early embryos, a superovulation protocol was developed for the common marmoset. Females were given up to 50 i.u./day recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)--(r-hFSH) for 6 days. Ovaries were visualized by a modified laparoscopic technique and follicular(More)
A technique for nonsurgical embryo transfer in common marmosets was developed. Transfers were either synchronous (ST) or asynchronous (AT). Synchronous transfers (embryo donor and the embryo recipient ovulated on the same day) were performed 5 to 8 days post-ovulation. Asynchronous transfers (embryo donor had ovulated at least 2 days before the embryo(More)
Primate embryonic stem (ES) cells are capable of indefinite, undifferentiated proliferation and maintain the potential to differentiate to trophoblast and derivatives of embryonic endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. We previously reported that neural differentiation by rhesus ES cells in teratomas includes tissue with a remarkable resemblance to neural tube(More)
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