Thanks for the update. I like this news source but for some reason they recycle already established research as if it had happened for the very first time.
We have this guy at Stanford via Germany to thank for this. They have a 'dream team' working only on this conversion.
What is even better (from scientist and potential PWP view) is that these same skin cells may help both those of us with established PD and people who are pre-motor symptom- that is a huge step forward. Once skin cells are converted to dopamine they exhibit key cellular changes of PD, so they can bypass animal models which are less than ideal and observe what happens in a living patient.
As Ol' CS says, we are sooo very close- we all just need to hang on.