What if, human skin cells can be transformed directly into motor neurons?
Many years ago I spoke with a PHD using skin stem cells for research . This sounds promising.
Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons
September 7, 2017
Washington University in St. Louis
Scientists have converted skin cells from healthy adults directly into motor neurons without going through a stem cell state. The technique makes it possible to study motor neurons of the human central nervous system in the lab. Unlike commonly studied mouse motor neurons, human motor neurons growing in the lab would be a new tool since researchers can't take samples of these neurons from living people but can easily take skin samples.
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