Human stem cells seem to have an almost unlimited potential to advance disease treatment and prevention in the near future. While their study has been somewhat controversial at times, scientists around the world are excited about the possibilities that stem cells present.
Researchers from Australia report the most in-depth study ever of how human stem cells can be turned into heart cells. Researchers measured changes in gene activity in tens of thousands of individual cells as they move through the stages of heart development. The study was published in Cell Stem Cell.