Updated July 5, 2021
Scientific news websites published articles on UB research that demonstrated that it was possible to produce millions of mature human cells in a mouse embryo. The ability to produce mature human cells in a living organism is critical if the ultimate promise of stem cells to treat or cure human disease is to be realized. “This paper will enable many scientists to use this new platform to study the human disease of their interest,” said Jian Feng, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics. Feng added, “Over time, it will transform biomedical research toward a more effective use of the human model system to directly study virtually any inborn condition of an individual. It will stimulate unforeseen discoveries and applications that may fundamentally change our understanding of human biology and medicine."