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Modern Miracle: Skin Transformed into Blood

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Got blood? Future patients who need transfusions for surgery and cancer treatments could get it from a patch of their own skin.

Canadian researchers took the huge step of transforming adult human skin directly into blood, as detailed in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Nature. That should provide a desperately needed new source of blood for not only surgical and cancer patients, but also for patients suffering from blood disorders such as anemia.