Better Cells for Better Therapies: Basic Biology & Genomic Engineering of Human iPSCs

Dr. Jaenisch presented a historical perspective on the origins of iPSC biology, reviewed advances in iPSC technology over the past decade, and highlighted the seminal role iPSCs will play in the future of medicine – particularly when combined with genetic engineering. Dr. Jaenisch underscored the importance of iPSCs to the future of medicine in furthering our understanding of complex diseases and in developing intelligent cell-based therapeutic solutions for those diseases.