NYSCF – Robertson Prize Winner Lays Foundation for Blistering Skin Disorder Cure

NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator and 2014 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize winner Dr. Marius Wernig, Stanford University School of Medicine, made a breakthrough in treatment for a severe blistering skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

Dr. Wernig was able to reprogram induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from skin samples of EB sufferers, correcting the gene mutation causing this devastating disease. This research, published in Science Translational Medicine, is the result of over five years of research and lays the groundwork for a therapeutic cellular reprogramming cure.

 

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Genomics & Gene Editing, Stem Cell Biology

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