Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons

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Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons
Source: Science Daily
Scientists have converted skin cells from healthy adults directly into motor neurons without going through a stem cell state. The technique makes it possible to study motor neurons of the human central nervous system in the lab. Unlike commonly studied mouse motor neurons, human motor neurons growing in the lab would be a new tool since researchers can’t take samples of these neurons from living people but can easily take skin samples.
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September 7th, 2017 by