Neurons developed from skin cells look exactly like brain neurons
Growing nerve cells from skin cells - interesting science news

Cells from skin cells of mice which were induced to turn into nerve cells have molecular signatures which match the neurons that develop naturally in the brain. This is interesting science news since this technology can be used to for research in gene therapies from patients own cells.

The skin cells used in this technology are called the fibroblasts which are the most common cells in the connective tissue in animals and are involved in wound healing.

Researchers plan to use this technology to understanding the age related cognitive decline in humans.

Read the full story: Salk Institute
Scientific publication: eLife