Scientists converted skin cells into brain cells by exposing the skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules.
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By exposing skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules, scientists managed to convert them into brain cells that behave like native cells.  The cells did not return to a stem cell stage first, instead they converted directly into brain cells, thus avoiding the risk of producing many other types of cells.

The team managed to reprogram the skin cells to become a particular type of brain cell instead of a range of brain cells.

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