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Researchers Turn Human Skin Cells into Blood Cells

November 8th, 2010

Episode 52 of 579 episodes

Using viral gene insertion and regulatory proteins, researchers turned adult human skin cells directly into adult human blood cells, without first returning them to a fully pluripotent state. Steve Mirsky reports