The project, is collecting money for clinical trial for eight patients with Parkinson disease

The project,  is collecting money  for seeking treatment with  autologous induced pluripotent stem cell technology, 2014 could bring the milestone they’ve been anticipating. If all goes well, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will approve an attempt to replace the brain cells destroyed in Parkinson’s. The new cells, grown from each patient’s own skin cells, are expected to restore normal movement in the patients. Preclinical trial are scheduled for December 2013-April 2014.

The project,, is a collaboration between three nonprofits. The Scripps Research Institute handles the science; Scripps Clinic takes care of the medical side; and the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego helps to raise money for the self-funded project.