Growing Eyes From Stem Cells
Embryonic stem cells give rise to three-dimensional, multilayered retinal tissue in a dish.
The research is in Nature Communications. (full access paywall)
Research: “Generation of a ciliary margin-like stem cell niche from self-organizing human retinal tissue” by Atsushi Kuwahara, Chikafumi Ozone, Tokushige Nakano, Koichi Saito, Mototsugu Eirak and Yoshiki Sasai in Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms7286
Image: Fluorescence microscopy image showing the self-organization of discrete populations of different eye cells formed from embryonic stem cells to construct part of the neural retina. Image credit: Nature Communications.