Researchers Transform Skin Cells into Blood Cells (Video)

Researchers Transform Skin Cells into Blood Cells (Video)
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Scientists at McMaster University have made history with a process that could supersede the use of some stem cell transplants.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 10 november 2010

Canadian researchers at McMaster University made scientific history when they successfully converted human skin cells into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet forming cells. Mick Bhatia, who heads up the team, hopes this process may be able to supersede the use of some stem cell transplants. Not only would this development help mitigate the political controversy surrounding stem cell research, but would also minimize the cancer causing effects of stem cells.

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