• Kyodo


Kyoto University researchers have found a way to use human skin cells to produce new types of cells faster than using stem cells, according to a study published Thursday in the U.S. online science journal Plos One.

A team at the university’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application used the so-called direct reprogramming method, where genes are implanted into skin cells, to produce a different type with the characteristics of cartilage cells.

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