Experts turn iPS cells into functional retinal cells

03/25/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., were able to turn induced pluripotent stem cells grown from human skin into retinal cells that can mimic original cells responsible for light absorption and other functions, according to a study published in the journal Stem Cells. Although the study is in the early stage, researchers think the stem cell-derived eye cells could someday lead to treatments for age-related macular degeneration.

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