Mouse gums turned into fully functioning skin

The researchers took cells from the gums of mice and chemically altered them so that they ...

While growing biological components in the lab such as a thymus gland, sperm cells, eye tissue and cartilage are becoming more and more commonplace, thus far, creating fully functioning lab-grown skin has eluded scientists. Previous attempts have produced epithelial cells only, which comprise the outer layer of skin. Now, researchers at Japan’s RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, have created skin tissue complete with sebaceous glands as well as hair follicles. They started with mouse gums.

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