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Dr. Valentina Fossati from the New York Stem Cell Foundation, talks about her recent publication using iPSCs to generate the oligodendrocytes, the cells that myelinate neurons and its implications for multiple sclerosis.

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Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Valentina Fossati