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Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs — no stem cells required | KurzweilAI

Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs — no stem cells required | KurzweilAI

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have used chemicals to transform skin cells into heart cells and brain cells, instead of adding external genes — making this accomplishment a breakthrough, according to the scientists.

The research lays the groundwork for one day being able to regenerate lost or damaged cells directly with pharmaceutical drugs — a more efficient and reliable method to reprogram cells and one that avoids medical concerns surrounding genetic engineering.

Source: Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs — no stem cells required | KurzweilAI