Scientists grow lung cells from patients in lab to test drugs

| August 27, 2012
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Researchers have produced lung cells in the lab using stem cells grown from the skin of patients with cystic fibrosis — a tool they believe can be used to test drugs that might overcome the debilitating, life-shortening condition. In a study published Sunday in Nature Biotechnology, researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto describe how they produced what are known as induced pluripotent stem cells from skin taken from patients with CF.

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