Summary: present and future challenges for stem cell research.

Journal Article

Stem cell research is being driven forward at an intense pace by creative interactions among scientists working in different fields. These include developmental and reproductive biology, regeneration, genomics, live cell imaging, RNA biology, and cancer biology, to name a few. Numerous model systems and techniques are being exploited, and lab scientists are teaming up with bioengineers and clinicians. The ferment of ideas that makes the field so exciting was in full evidence throughout the Symposium. However, many challenges still need to be overcome to translate basic discoveries into therapeutic outcomes that will save lives and fulfill the promises that have been made. This chapter summarizes some of the highlights of the Symposium and indicates future directions that are being taken by leaders in the field.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hogan, BLM

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 /

Start / End Page

  • 593 - 600

PubMed ID

  • 19329577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-4456

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1101/sqb.2008.73.059


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States