May 17, 2017

Scientists are close‘ to creating blood using a patient’s own SKIN

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End of donations? Scientists are ‘tantalisingly close’ to creating human blood using a patient’s own SKIN…

Ground-breaking research could pave the way for blood cells to be generated from a patient’s own skin, spelling the end for blood donations.

Scientists have for the first time used embryonic stem cells — capable of creating every kind of tissue in the body to manufacture a broad range of human blood cells.

Using mice as living cell factories, they produced blood stem cells able to produce four blood cell types.

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