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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 682326, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/682326
Review Article

Very Small Embryonic-Like Stem Cells: Implications in Reproductive Biology

Stem Cell Biology Department, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 012, India

Received 5 September 2012; Accepted 12 October 2012

Academic Editor: Irma Virant-Klun

Copyright © 2013 Deepa Bhartiya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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