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Prenatal repair

Stem cell treatment shows promise in severe spina bifida

By John Fox
Staff Writer

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Japanese study has demonstrated a new management approach for fetuses with myelomeningocele (MMC), one of the most severe forms of spina bifida, employing 3-D skin reconstructed using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from maternal amniotic fluid cells (AFCs).

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