Saturday, January 13, 2018


Why do we need to turn skin into muscle?
    Well, in the case of someone with muscular dystrophy, it seems that taking samples of muscles that are already wasting away is unethical. But, by using skin cells to create muscle tissue, researchers can examine the muscle and learn from it instead. Since the same DNA is in play, the muscle should be basically the same.
    In 2015, biomedical researchers were able to create muscle tissue from muscle cells. It isn't an easy thing, but it stands to reason that it could be done.
Now, however, the study makes it clear that we can do the same thing with non-muscular cells. First by converting the cells into muscle cells, then by growing the muscle tissue from there.

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