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Scientists turn skin cells directly into blood cells, bypassing middle pluripotent step

 

 

“We have shown this works using human skin. We know how it works and believe we can even improve on the process,” said Bhatia. “We’ll now go on to work on developing other types of human cell types from skin, as we already have encouraging evidence.”

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Scientists turn skin cells directly into blood cells, bypassing middle pluripotent step

The discovery, published Nov. 7 in the journal Nature, could mean that in the foreseeable future people needing blood for surgery, cancer treatment or treatment of other blood conditions like anemia will be able to have blood created from a patch of their own skin to provide transfusions. Clinical trials could begin as soon as 2012.

Mick Bhatia, scientific director of McMaster’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and his team of researchers have also shown that the conversion is direct. Making blood from skin does not require the middle step of changing a skin stem cell into a pluripotent stem cell that could make many other types of human cells, then turning it into a blood stem cell.

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Scientists turn skin cells directly into blood cells, bypassing middle pluripotent step

In an important breakthrough, scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin.

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TheSpec – Blood breakthrough at Mac

 

 

Scientists at McMaster’s stem cell research institute have found a way to create blood from skin, a significant breakthrough that could have broad implications for medicine, for the university and for Hamilton.

Their findings, released Sunday after months of secrecy, are published in the influential scientific journal Nature, and are drawing interest from around the world.

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