Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way to reverse the aging process in skin cells, turning back the biological clock by about 30 years.
De-aging cells has become increasingly common in the last decade, with researchers reprogramming multiple mouse, rat and human cell types. But never before have cells been de-aged by so many years and still retained their specific type and function.
The method, developed by Diljeet Gill, a postdoctoral candidate at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, and his colleagues, was published April 8 in the journal eLife, and has been dubbed “maturation phase transient reprogramming.”
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