Embryo teaches important lessons for stem cell transplantation researchers

Lessons from the embryo encourage researchers that stem cell transplantation may someday be used for restoring vision to patients with degenerative retinal diseases. However, many challenges lie ahead, said Ruben Adler, MD. Dr. Adler is Arnall Patz Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, professor of neuroscience, and director?Retinal Degenerations Center, The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.