Genetic pathways

FAPESP, 10/26/2011

The results of advanced research into cancer, stem-cells and genetic diseases were presented October 26, the final day of FAPESP Week at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC to an audience of scientists from the United States and Brazil.

Mayana Zatz, Professor in the Genetics and Evolution Biology Department of the Biosciences Institute at the Universidade de São Paulo and Coordinator of the Human Genome Research Center, a FAPESP Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center (RIDC), spoke about the stem-cell research conducted by the group she coordinates.

She noted, “We study stem-cells in order to use them in cell therapy, especially in neuromuscular and craniofacial disorders, as a tool to enhance our understanding of gene expression in genetic disorders.”

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