Scientists turn skin into blood in medical breakthrough; could help cancer treatment | The Australian

STEM cell researchers have found a way to turn a person’s skin into blood, a process that could be used to treat cancer and other ailments, according to a Canadian study published today.

The method uses cells from a patch of a person’s skin and transforms it into blood that is a genetic match, without using human embryonic stem cells, said the study in the journal Nature.

via Scientists turn skin into blood in medical breakthrough; could help cancer treatment | The Australian.

Wow.  Very cool.

I wonder if, hopefully, someday, this could be a replacement for random blood donation?


Comments

  1. Very cool….

  2. Douglas (Watkins) says:

    This would be very useful to people with a rare blood type.