Mechanism for Turning Skin Cells into Blood Stem Cells Uncovered

December 6, 2018

(PhysOrg) – Researchers have succeeded in converting human skin cells into blood stem cells in an international collaboration project. “This is a first step on the way to generating fully functional blood stem cells in a petri dish which, in the future, could be transplanted into patients with blood diseases,” says Filipe Pereira, the researcher from Lund University in Sweden who led the study now published in Cell Reports.

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