First Ever Functioning Human Muscle Grown From SKIN Cells

The breakthrough could treat muscular disease

Image Credits: University of Liverpool Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Flickr.

Scientists have grown the first ever functioning human muscle from skin cells in a groundbreaking new study.

Researchers from Duke University took skin cell samples then successfully converted them into stem cells that began growing human muscle.

This breakthrough will allow scientists to grow far more muscle cells starting from scratch, leading to developments in gene and cellular therapies.

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