A team at Kyoto University around Mitinoru Saitou and including CiRA succeded to differentiate in vitro human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into incipient mesoderm-like cells (iMeLCs), which robustly generated human primordial germ cell-like cells (hPGCLCs) that could be purified using the surface markers EpCAM and INTEGRINĪ±6.

JST news release, July 17, 2015