Johns Hopkins Researchers Converted Adult Red Blood Cells Back into Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Stem cells are paving the way for amazing medical therapies and hold the key to curing some incurable diseases and prolonging human life. Researchers have now found a way to safely and efficiently convert adult red blood cells into clinically useful, human-induced pluripotent stem cells, a stage when a person is just a six-day-old embryo. 

Using a plasmid, a loop of self-replicating DNA payload, the researchers were able to deliver four genes, programmed to revert cells back to their primitive state. Read more at the link above, or in the source link below.

Once more, science never ceases to amaze.

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