Transplanted brain cells in monkeys light up personalized therapy

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For the first time, scientists have transplanted neural cells derived from a monkey's skin into its brain and watched the cells develop into several types of mature brain cells, according to the authors of a new study in Cell Reports, including CMB faculty member Su-Chun Zhang. After six months, the cells looked entirely normal, and were only detectable because they initially were tagged with a fluorescent protein.
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