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Scientists produce eye structures from human blood-derived stem cells

For the first time, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made early retina structures containing proliferating neuroretinal progenitor cells using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from human blood. And in another advance, the retina structures showed the capacity to form layers of cells—as the retina does in normal human development—and these cells possessed the machinery that could allow them to communicate information. (Light-sensitive photoreceptor cells in the...
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Posted by Mike Spear

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I am the Communications Director for Genome Alberta and we manage this application. In my past life I was a journalist and manager with the CBC. You can find my genome posted at www.genomealberta.ca

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