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A ‘huge leap forward’ for stem cell research

From usatoday.com

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine may have taken the controversy out of the entire field of stem cell research.

In a paper published online today in the journal Nature, they report that they were able to transform mouse skin cells directly into functioning nerve cells without needing to go through a stem cell stage first.

As they say in their paper, this “could have important implications for studies of neural development, neurological disease modeling and regenerative medicine.”

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