“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.”
via Scientists turn skin cells directly into blood cells, bypassing middle pluripotent step.
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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.
via TheSpec – Blood breakthrough at Mac.