First iPSC human clinical in Japan started

Today is a big milestone in stem cell research. We are assisting the first clinical trial involving iPSC, in other patient-derived cells designed to treat a disease. Imagine that, I take a small piece of your skin cells, I reprogram them to become pluripotent (or induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs) and then ask them to become retinal cells, because you suffer from an eye disease.
This was science fiction 10 years ago and today we are up to the first trial in patients! This is why science is so great. Keep it tuned!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s