Researchers find way to image red blood cells

Australian researchers inserted fluorescent jellyfish genes into human embryonic stem cells to make them glow red when they start transforming into red blood cells. The technique could pave the way for the creation of functional red blood cells from human ESCs that can be used for transfusions in the future, the lead researcher said. The researchers also made the cells in animal models glow green for more efficient monitoring.

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