A fully human system to cultivate skin cells for grafting

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Researchers have, for the first time, successfully cultured skin cells from human tissue-proteins to produce skin grafts for safer treatment of severe burns. The new technique could potentially replace the decades-old method of culturing skin grafts from combined human and animal biological material -- the latter is considered high-risk under pharmaceutical GMP standards and the resulting 'xenografts' are limited to the treatment of severe burns or for compassionate use.

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