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Where are we in the arc of regenerative medicine?
Answered by Anthony Atala MD
  • Anthony Atala MD

    Anthony Atala MD

  1. Anthony Atala MD Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


    You know, it's interesting, but regenerative medicine really has its roots all the way back to the 1930s. In fact there's a textbook that was published back in 1938 titled 'The Culture of Organs." And so this concept of having these organs when others fail, and actually creating structures that you can keep alive and implant, has been around for a long time. We're just now, however, seeing the actual clinical application of this field because that's where science is. That's where -- science brought us to this point today.

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