Science and Medicine

First skin with hair grown in a lab

13 January 2018 | Written by La redazione

For the first time ever, scientists have successfully grown hair follicles from cultures of stem cells. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine developed the new method for making hairy lab-grown skin from mouse pluripotent stem cells. While it might seem like hair transplant mad science gone wrong at first, this method could be used to model diseases, develop therapies, or even treat skin disorders and cancers.

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