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Stem cell research: cells extracted from primary teeth may be best for autism research

Recent research from a study published in PLOS One shows that cells extracted from primary teeth may be more suited than skin cells for making induced neurons for use in autism research. Read the abstact and article from PLOS ONE here.

This research showing that neurons made from teeth may be best for autism research is particularly exciting since harvesting stem cells from primary teeth is quite simple compared with derivations from other organs. We have the capability to harvest Dsc (dental stem cells), so now the challenge becomes how do we translate this ability into practical organ fabrication?

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