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A*STAR Scientists Create Stem Cells From a Drop of Blood

The DIY finger-prick technique opens door for extensive stem cell banking
1. Scientists at A*A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood. The method also enables donors to collect their own blood samples, which they can then send to a laboratory for further processing. The easy access to blood samples using the new technique could

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