Skinny dipping for stem cells
Slack, J., 2001. Skinny dipping for stem cells. Nature Cell Biology, 3 (9), E205-E206.
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Stem cells have been big news for the past couple of years and yet they remain remarkably inscrutable in terms of declaring their true nature and identity. On pages 778-784 of this issue, Toma et al. describe the identification of a new type of stern cell from the dermis of the skin, called skin-derived precursor (SKP) cells. These can be converted into several differentiated cell types in vitro, including neurons, and might become a source of cells for therapeutic tissue repair.
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