Scientists Grow 3D Hairy Mouse Skin without Using Embryonic Tissue

January 4, 2018

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – Scientists in the U.S. have grown mouse skin tissue complete with hair follicles (HFs) directly from mouse pluripotent stem cells (mPSCs). The hairy skin more closely resembles natural mouse skin than existing lab-grown tissue that is constructed by piecing together different cell types. The Indiana University School of Medicine researchers suggest that if hair-growing human skin can be generated using a similar approach, it could provide an important model for studying disease or for evaluating new drugs.

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