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Skin Cells and Stem Cells to Study Down Syndrome

  • Posted: 5/7/2014
    • Length: 20:02
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Anita Bhattacharyya, Senior Scientist, Waisman Center, UW-Madison, explores how human stem cells which have trisomy 21 provide an unparalleled way to study how the formation of the brain is different in people with Down syndrome. Stem cells can be made from the skin cells of individuals with Down syndrome and then turned into brain cells to study brain development.

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