University of Wisconsin–Madison

Years after promise of stem cells seemed to be fading, clinical trials underway

David Gamm

A story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reflects on the history of stem cells and its future direction.

Two decades after the first stem cell breakthrough, the promising biological discovery is beginning to take steps toward clinical trials. Waisman Center investigator David Gamm, who researches stem cell therapies for diseases of the eye, reflects on how far stem cell research has come, and where it is going.

“The kids I’m seeing today, they will see improvements in their lifetime and those improvements will get better over time,” says Gamm. “I absolutely believe we will get there.”

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