In this second article of the microfluidics series we talk about how the combination of life sciences research and engineering in the form of microfluidic devices can create wonders in the understanding and use of stem cells and their extraordinary properties.
Fixing genes, introducing them to a patient and making the patient's body accept the newly introduced genes are challenges we were not able to overcome until recently. Now, with the advance of genome editing techniques and the use of stem cells, we are closer than ever. Here we bring you the insight on how it would work to combine these two biological tools to fight disease.
What do stem cells mean for life? Can they be used to create functional tissues and organs in the lab? How far are we from using them to mimic life? In this SIU article we discuss the latest in the field of stem cell research and bring you the answers to these questions.