Modeling human lung development and disease using pluripotent stem cells

Hans Willem Snoeck

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Directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into mature cells, tissues and organs holds major promise for the development of novel approaches in regenerative medicine, and provides a unique tool for disease modeling and drug discovery. Sometimes underappreciated is the fact that directed differentiation of hPSCs also provides a unique model for human development, with a number of important advantages over model organisms. Here, I discuss the importance of using human stem cell models for understanding human lung development and disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalDevelopment (Cambridge)
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


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