Another amazing stem cell advance that you won’t hear about from the BBC Staff
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 4:13 PM
Researchers have for the first time converted cultured skin cells into stem cells with near-perfect efficiency. The discovery could clear the way for scientists to produce large volumes of stem cells on demand, hastening the development of new treatments for conditions like Parkinson’s disease, spinal injury and diabetes. Some ten years ago scientists thought that the only way of producing programmable therapeutic stem cells was to cannibalize human embryos.