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Stem cell scientists turn skin into blood

WASHINGTON — Stem cell researchers have found a way to turn a person’s skin into blood, a process that could be used to treat cancer and other ailments, according to a Canadian study published Sunday. The method uses cells from a patch of a person’s skin and transforms it into…

Scientists find new way to generate human stem cells

WASHINGTON — US researchers have found a new, “remarkably efficient” way to generate human stem cells that could provide an alternative to using embryonic stem cells in treating disease, a study published Thursday said. The new method does not require risky genetic modification and holds huge therapeutic promise, said the…