This Study Paves The Way For Large-Scale Studies in Schizophrenia & Autism

This Study Paves The Way For Large-Scale Studies in Schizophrenia & Autism

It's the ultimate switcheroo. Stanford stem cell researchers have shown it's possible to trigger human immune cells from a simple blood sample to abandon their calling and to instead convert, relatively quickly and efficiently, into human neurons with the genetic makeup of the person from whom the blood was obtained. Far more than a biological party trick, the feat opens the door to the study of an unprecedented number of neurons from patients with complex disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Large numbers of patients are critical for researchers wishing to study genetically complex mental disorders in order to suss out...

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