In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, researchers have developed a safer way to make powerful stem cells from ordinary skin cells. They were able to use a common cold virus to change the genetics of the cells into ones that can make any kind of tissue. So far, they've only succeeded in animal experiments, but if the same can be done with human cells, it could offer a new way to treat diseases such as sickle cell anemia or Parkinson's.
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