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Biologists Change One Cell Type Directly Into Another

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Science  29 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5893, pp. 1143
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1143

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Researchers at Harvard University report that they have found a way to reprogram pancreatic cells in live mice, turning them into the insulin-producing cells that are damaged or destroyed in diabetes.