Researchers at State University of New York-Buffalo have managed to grow human brain cells afflicted with Parkinson's disease in vitro, reports Popular Science's Rebecca Boyle. The cells, derived from the skin cells of Parkinson's patients, may help researchers track how mutations in the parkin gene can lead to the disease, Boyle says.

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