Stem cells and genome editing: Approaches to tissue regeneration and regenerative medicine review-article

Nozomu Takata*, Mototsugu Eiraku

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Understanding the basis of regeneration of each tissue and organ, and incorporating this knowledge into clinical treatments for degenerative tissues and organs in patients, are major goals for researchers in regenerative biology. Here we provide an overview of current work, from high-regeneration animal models, to stem cell-based culture models, transplantation technologies, large-animal chimeric models, and programmable nuclease-based genome-editing technologies. Three-dimensional culture generating organoids, which represents intact tissue/organ identity including cell fate and morphology are getting more general approaches in the fields by taking advantage of embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and adult stem cells. The organoid culture system potentially has profound impact on the field of regenerative medicine. We also emphasize that the large animal model, in particular pig model would be a hope to manufacture humanized organs in in vivo empty (vacant) niche, which now potentially allows not only appropriate cell fate identity but nearly the same property as human organs in size. Therefore, integrative and collaborative researches across different fields might be critical to the aims needed in clinical trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-178
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Human Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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