July 6, 2022

Mouse stem cells used to form a retina

A retina engineered in the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan could lead to treatments for human eye diseases, including some forms of blindness.
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A retina engineered in the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan could lead to treatments for human eye diseases, including some forms of blindness. Mouse embryonic stem cells were coaxed into a precise three-dimensional assembly, and scientists say this “retina in a dish” is the most complex biological tissue engineered yet. There are years to go before the technique will be safe for humans, but it could offer an unlimited supply of tissue to replace damaged retinas. The synthetic retinal tissue could also be useful for eye disease research. ~ Nature News, Apr 6

Mouse stem cells used to form a retina
Jared Yee
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