Scientists make liver cells out of skin cells

U.S. researchers said they have generated liver cells from human skin cells and integrated the so-called hepatocytes with those in a mouse liver. The findings could be used in developing liver disease drugs, or lead to new treatment techniques that involve injecting laboratory-grown cells to replace damaged ones in an unhealthy liver, eliminating the need for organ transplant, the scientists said.

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