• Modeling the human eye in a dish

    6 days ago - By Phys

    Despite its small size relative to the rest of the body, the eye is one of the most complex organs of the human body and has been difficult to study in a lab. Now, researchers from Osaka University have developed a novel method to model eye development and disease using human induced pluripotent stem cells. In a new study published in Journal of Biological Chemistry, they showed how tracking the expression of PITX2, a key protein during eye development, in developing hiPSCs enables the isolation of a certain group of cells that play important roles in eye development, biology and disease.
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