Regenerative medicine's historical roots in regeneration, transplantation, and translation

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Regenerative medicine is not new; it has not sprung anew out of stem cell science as has often been suggested. There is a rich history of study of regeneration, of development, and of the ways in which understanding regeneration advances study of development and also has practical and medical applications. This paper explores the history of regenerative medicine, starting especially with T.H. Morgan in 1901 and carrying through the history of transplantation research in the 20th century, to an emphasis on translational medicine in the late 20th century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-284
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopmental Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 15 2011


  • Development
  • Regeneration
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Translation
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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