Human embryonic stem cells and clinical applications

  title={Human embryonic stem cells and clinical applications},
  author={Alan Colman},
  journal={Cell Research},
With the 2007 Nobel prize awards to Evans, Capecchi and Smithers, embryonic stem cell research has been rightly recognized for its enormous contributions towards increasing our understanding of mammalian development and disease. Much of this insight has arisen from the provision of mice knock out models. However, observations that the embryonic stem cell can be coaxed into a multitude of different cell types in vitro have also captured enormous attention. This matchless versatility is now being… CONTINUE READING