New Stem Cell Method Makes Functioning Liver Cells, Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge Study  
10/13/2011 7:11:57 AM

British scientists have developed a new stem cell technique for growing working liver cells which could eventually avoid the need for costly and risky liver transplants. A team of researchers led by the Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge used cutting-edge methods to correct a genetic mutation in stem cells derived from a patient's skin biopsy, and then grew them into fresh liver cells.