Niels Geijsen: Understudy gene can be a lifesaver

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Niels Geijsen: Understudy gene can be a lifesaver

From man-made stem cells to future medicine

Spinal muscular atrophy is a neuro-muscular disease that causes the nerve cells that control your muscles to die.
Niels Geijsen and his group turn patient skin cells into stem cells. From these stem cells they can grow nerve cells in the lab. They use these man-made nerve cells to find the cause of this disease.