Modeling human nutrition using human embryonic stem cells

Danny Ben-Zvi*, Douglas A. Melton

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nutrition presents unanswered scientific questions of high public health importance. We envision model systems composed of interacting gastrointestinal and metabolic tissues derived from human embryonic stem cells, populated by gut microbiota. The culture will be embedded in 3D scaffolds, creating a controlled experimental system that enables tissue sampling and imaging.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number8070
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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