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Light Triggers Stem Cell Differentiation

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Blue light can trigger the transformation of embryonic stem cells into neurons. Based on optogenetics techniques, the discovery could be a first step toward complex tissue engineering using light, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. "There's lots of promise that we can do these miraculous things like tissue repair or even growing new organs," said faculty fellow Matthew Thomson, "but in practice, manipulating stem cells has been notoriously noisy, inefficient and difficult to control. "I think it's because the cell is not a puppet. It's...Read full article

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