2/3/2010

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle said they used induced pluripotent stem cell technology to turn stem cells derived from human skin cells into photoreceptors, or light-sensing retinal cells. These iPS cells were transplanted into a mouse retina and found to integrate with nearby tissues. The breakthrough could pave the way for new therapies for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and other retinal conditions.

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