|Regenerative Medicine: Therapeutic Applications, Challenges, and Policy Options
Regenerative medicine restores or replaces human cells, tissues, or organs affected by disease. This may eventually help cure many conditions that are currently considered difficult to treat. For example, a patient's own cells could be used to create a personalized organ, which could eliminate the possibility that a patient's body will reject a donated organ. However, there are challenges with developing regenerative medicine technologies. We offer 11 policy options to help address such challenges. For example, federal agencies could help by supporting public-private partnerships that can share costs for manufacturing facilities.