Stem Cells: A Renaissance in Human Biology Research

Jun Wu, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

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Abstract

The understanding of human biology and how it relates to that of other species represents an ancient quest. Limited access to human material, particularly during early development, has restricted researchers to only scratching the surface of this inherently challenging subject. Recent technological innovations, such as single cell "omics" and human stem cell derivation, have now greatly accelerated our ability to gain insights into uniquely human biology. The opportunities afforded to delve molecularly into scarce material and to model human embryogenesis and pathophysiological processes are leading to new insights of human development and are changing our understanding of disease and choice of therapy options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1572-1585
Number of pages14
JournalCell
Volume165
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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