The Future of Regenerative Medicine is Driven by Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are pluripotent stem cells derived from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst-stage human embryo. hESCs have the potential to differentiate into all cell types of the human body, including neurons, heart, pancreatic, and hepatic cells. This differentiation ability allows hESCs to constitute a invaluable tool for furthering our understanding of early human development and for developing new cell-based therapies.