Approaching a Decades-Old Goal: Making Blood Stem Cells from Patients’ Own Cells

May 17, 2017

(Science Daily) – Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have, for the first time, generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab using pluripotent stem cells, which can make virtually every cell type in the body. The advance, published in the journal Nature, opens new avenues for research into the root causes of blood diseases and to creating immune-matched blood cells for treatment purposes, derived from patients’ own cells.

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