Scientists Get Closer To Making Personalized Blood Cells By Using Patients' Own Stem Cells, Harvard Medical School Study Reveals

Published: May 18, 2017

New research has nudged scientists closer to one of regenerative medicine’s holy grails: the ability to create customized human stem cells capable of forming blood that would be safe for patients.

Advances reported Wednesday in the journal Nature could not only give scientists a window on what goes wrong in such blood cancers as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. They could also improve the treatment of those cancers, which affect some 1.2 million Americans.

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