Diseases in a dish: Modeling human genetic disorders using induced pluripotent cells

Gustavo Tiscornia, Erica Lorenzo Vivas, Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte*

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Abstract

The derivation of induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs) from individuals suffering from genetic syndromes offers new opportunities for basic research into these diseases and the development of therapeutic compounds. iPSCs can self renew and can be differentiated to many cell types, offering a potentially unlimited source of material for study. In this review we discuss the conceptual and practical issues to consider when attempting to model genetic diseases using iPSCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1570-1576
Number of pages7
JournalNature Medicine
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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