Adult human skin cells converted directly to blood cells, skipping intermediate stem cell step

Preliminary studies demonstrate that understanding which genes to turn on, one can potentially take a skin cell and create a different cell type, in this case blood cell, without going through the step of first generating iPScells (induced pluripotent stem cells).  Understanding how this approach could apply to taking skin to muscle and the effect of turning on certain genes in the long term will be important.
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