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Stem Cells and Medicine: Be Your Own Guinea Pig

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February 22, 2012
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Dr. Bruce Conklin, Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, discusses the potential applications of stem cells in personalized medicine. By introducing a set of genes called the "Yamanaka factors," a simple skin sample can be transformed into something as complex as functioning heart tissue -- which could potentially be used to completely personalize medical testing.


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