July 14, 2011

Skin Cells Converted Directly to Neurons

Steve Connor, The Independent


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Skin cells from a 30-year-old woman have been turned directly into mature nerve cells similar to those found in the brain using a procedure that promises to revolutionise the emerging field of regenerative medicine.

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TAGGED: RNA, Regenerative Medicine, Neurons, Skin, Transdifferentiation

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