Regenerative medicine: Of fish and men

January 17th, 2014 by Thomas A Rando

Nature Chemical Biology 10, 91 (2014). doi:10.1038/nchembio.1449

Author: Thomas A Rando

Stem cell therapeutics hold great promise, but obtaining optimal cell populations for transplantation remains a major challenge. High-throughput screens of zebrafish embryonic cells have enabled identification of small molecules that can direct the fate of pluripotent stem cells toward tissue-specific progenitors with high therapeutic potential.