Blood-derived iPS cells are used to make retinal structures

03/15/2012 | R&D Magazine online

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used induced pluripotent stem cells developed from human blood to create early retinal structures that have proliferating neuroretinal progenitor cells. The structures were able to form layers of cells with the potential to share information. Senior author Dr. David Gamm said the findings were encouraging "not only because it confirms our earlier work using human skin cells, but also because blood as a starting source is convenient to obtain."

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