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New Huntington's Disease Stem Cell Model

News   Feb 06, 2018 | By Julia Evangilou Strait for WUSTL

 
Stem Cells From Huntington's Patients Made Into Neurons, Recapitulate the Disease

Pictured are reprogrammed cells from a 71-year-old patient with Huntington's disease. Originally skin cells, these have been converted into medium spiny neurons, the cell type affected in Huntington's disease. Sampling skin cells from patients and converting them directly into neurons affected by the disorder is a new tool to help understand why nerve cells die in this fatal condition.

 
 
 

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