Scientists turn mouse skin cells into functional neurons

01/27/2010 | Yahoo! · Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

U.S. scientists said they were able to directly turn ordinary skin cells derived from a mouse into brain cells, called "induced neuronal cells," by using three genes or transcription factors. The technique might some day help treat Parkinson's disease and other brain conditions by transforming a patient's skin cells into transplantable neurons.

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