scientist 35: the biotechnologist – Difinigen clone liver cells for pharmacology (2013)

We talk to Dr Marcus Yeo about how human cell production benefits drug development. Dr Yeo is from DifiniGEN, a Cambridge company that grows liver cells used to test if new drugs are harmful. Their technology comes from the Nobel Prize-winning work of Cambridge university’s Sir John Gurdon. The ability to grow special cells from stem cells also offers the possibility for organ replacement in the future.

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