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Genes are injected into skin and blood cells to 'initialize' them so that iPS cells obtain the ability to turn into other cells again. Improving the method is anticipated to be used to stop cells from aging and rejuvenate tissues.

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Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka, urging the government to continue funding regenerative medicine research. He said scientists will apply technology to create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to solve the mystery of how people age.

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Too bad this won't work for neural tissue, people may look younger and have less physical problems, but the mental abilities will go down the same.

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So eternal life is just around the corner.

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Creepy, there will be lots of people signing up for this, I can see the scammers cashing in!!!

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Too bad this won't work for neural tissue, people may look younger and have less physical problems, but the mental abilities will go down the same.

Still, it's a step in the right direction. And less physical issues alone would make it a worthwhile avenue of research, no?

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And Rodeo Drive welcomes a whole new cosmetic's industry...GENETIC CGI! Step right UP! ...all that's left is for one of our national labs to, somehow, weaponize it...

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