Eye Lens Cells Created in a Petri Dish, Monash University Study
Published: Feb 04, 2013
Scientists are closer to growing parts of the human eye in the lab. Researchers derived and purified lens epithelium—the embryonic tissue from which the lens of the eye develops. They say the purity of the cells paves the way for future applications in regenerative medicine. Further, they caused these precursor cells to differentiate further into lens cells, providing a platform to test new drugs on human tissue in the lab.